Volunteer for SMC

Education table on manatees at the Alligator Lake Spring Festival.

Earth Day and Turtle Day went hand in hand this year on a beautiful sunshiny day in Florida to attract hundreds of people to the Marine Science Center in Ponce Inlet. The fun festival, which celebrates sea turtle and seabird rehabilitation, also features environmental exhibits and seminars. Save the Manatee Club was there with education materials and manatee adoptions. The Science Center's popular mascot, Cara Caretta, took a moment to pose with SMC volunteers and made the day even brighter. In photo (l-r) Aimee Krivan, Sandra Boyd, Cara Caretta, Terry and Janice Nearing, and Laura Frenchik and Katelyn Wright (l-r in front).

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.

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May 7, 2016
Great American Cleanup
Oceanfront Park
in Ocean Ridge
Boynton Beach, FL
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May 7, 2016
Kids Fishing Tournament
Merritt Island Elks Lodge
Cruise Terminal 3
Port Canaveral, FL
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May 20, 2016

Endangered Species Day
Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens
Jacksonville, FL
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May 21, 2016
13th Annual
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Huron-Clinton Metropark Harrison Township, MI
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May 21, 2016
Wild Amelia Nature Festival
Atlantic Avenue
Recreation Center
Fernandina Beach, FL
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June 4, 2016
World Oceans Day
Santa Fe College
Teaching Zoo
Gainesville, FL
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July 23, 2016
Snooty's Birthday Bash & Wildlife Festival
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South Florida Museum
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September 17, 2016
Natural History Festival
Museum of Arts and Sciences
Daytona Beach, FL
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Sept. 30 - Oct. 2, 2016
Florida Springs Restoration Summit 2016
College of Central Florida
Ocala, FL
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October 22, 2016
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
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