Volunteer for SMC

Save the Manatee Club staff and volunteers at the Springs Summitt 2016.

Thank you to SMC Volunteers Al Squires and Karen Ferraraccio, who staffed an informational table for the Family Fun Day at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge in Sanibel, Florida on October 16th, and helped educate many people about manatees! You can sign up to volunteer, too!

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.


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 >>

Volunteer Katelyn Wright wearing a Save the Manatee Club t-shirt and cap.

Volunteers Larry & Pam Wilson from Hillsborough County wear their Club t-shirts and caps when they table for us at local events.

New to the Volunteer Rewards Program!
Appreciation Pins for Club Volunteers
Earn It, Pin It, Show It!

Volunteer T-Shirt Front

Barbara Manatee wears her volunteer name tag on a lanyard
studded with the Club’s recognition pins.

Save the Manatee Club presents a variety of service pins to further recognize and honor the efforts and importance of our loyal volunteer/members. The special, customized pins are earned by registered volunteers who staff education tables for the Club at events, help out in our Maitland office, or give manatee presentations for the Club at local schools, libraries, etc. Wear the pins on the Club’s lanyard which holds the volunteer name tag, or on the Club’s volunteer cap or t-shirt. See the pins and get more details>>

Volunteer News

Crystal River Manatee Festival 2016

Club Thanks Two Inspiring Volunteer Heroes

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. Upcoming Events .

October 22, 2016
FWC Fish and Wildlife Research Institute
St. Petersburg, FL
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Veterans Memorial Park
at the River Walk
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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October 22, 2016
Harvest Festival
Enchanted Forest Sanctuary
Titusville, FL
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
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November 5, 2016
“Wings on the Wind”
Bird Festival
Marine Science Center
Ponce Inlet, FL
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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November 12, 2016
Indian River Lagoon Day
Front Street Park
Melbourne, FL
10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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November 13, 2016
Space Coast Veg Fest
Riverfront Park, Cocoa Village
Cocoa, FL
11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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January 14 & 15, 2017
Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
Saturday - 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday - 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
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January 28 & 29, 2017
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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