Volunteer for SMC

Volunteer Kelsey Wheeler

It's Festival Season in Florida from now until late spring. Which means we need more wonderful Club volunteers to help us table at many upcoming events. Will you "join us" and help educate residents and visitors about Florida's endangered manatees? See more info below! (Photo taken at Blue Spring State Park in Orange City, Florida during the 2012 Manatee Festival, where thousands attend each year. Photo by Terry Nearing.)

We Need Volunteers!

You can help Save the Manatee Club by becoming a Club volunteer. SMC volunteers staff tables at manatee-related events, engage in speaking presentations, help out in the SMC offices, write letters and send e-mails on issues of concern to manatees, and report information to manatee researchers. You can make a difference for manatees!

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill out our Online Volunteer Application.

For those wishing to inquire about earning community service hours at the Club's office in Maitland, Florida, please do not fill out the Online Volunteer Application form. For eligibility and availability, contact Janice Nearing, the Club's Volunteer Activities Coordinator, at jnearing@savethemanatee.org or call 407-539-0990.

Club volunteers with Hope the inflatable manatee.

Save the Manatee Club's Volunteer Rewards Program!

Current Club members/volunteers can earn points toward special volunteer merchandise.

Get an exclusive Club Volunteer T-shirt. Find out details >>

Club volunteers Cora Berchem and Aimee Krivan with Hope the inflatable manatee.


Volunteer News

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. Upcoming Events .

October 25, 2014
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail: Aggie.Armstrong

October 25, 2014
Annual Florida Bat Festival
Lubee Bat Conservancy
Gainesville, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 25, 2014
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 25, 2014
National Wildlife Refuge Day
Three Sisters Springs
Crystal River, FL
9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

October 29, 2014
Florida's Water and Land Legacy Amendment
Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Allen Hall Auditorium
Stetson University
508 N. Woodland Blvd.
DeLand, Florida

November 1, 2014
Lake Worth Lagoon Festival
West Palm Beach Waterfront
West Palm Beach, FL
9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 15, 2014
Right Whale Festival
The Seawalk Pavilion
Jacksonville Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Get more info>>

November 15, 2014
Wings on the Wind Festival
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:

November 29, 2014
‘Our Treasures Sale’ –
Benefit for the Manatees
GFWC Temple Terrace Woman’s Club
Woodmont Clubhouse
415 Woodmont Ave.
Temple Terrace, FL
8 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
For more info, e-mail:

December 13, 2014

SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email:

January 17, 2015
Manatee Presentation -
By SMC's Dr. Katie Tripp
New Smyrna Beach Library
New Smyrna Beach, FL
1:00 p.m. - 2 p.m.
For more information, email:

January 17 & 18, 2015
Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
Get more information>>

January 24 & 25, 2015
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Blue Spring State Park
& Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
Get more info>>

February 21, 2015
Orlando Wetlands Festival
Ft. Christmas Park
Christmas, FL
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Get more info>>