Volunteer for SMC

Visitors ont he boardwalk at Blue Spring State Park.

The recent Great Optimist Fishout event at the port in Cape Canaveral, Florida was enjoyed by hundreds of Space Coast kids and their families and friends. Save the Manatee Club was there, too, with information and fun handouts. "The event was awesome!" said Club volunteer Tamara Carroll, in photo. Tamara and Tim Carroll said at one point a manatee was sighted, and when the DJ announced it, people ran to see the manatee, drawing quite a crowd.

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

2015 Crystal River Manatee Festival

Relying On The Kindness Of Volunteers

Club Thanks Two Inspiring Volunteer Heroes

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. Upcoming Events .

May 22, 2015
Forum to Discuss Current Developments in the Blue Spring Basin
Wayne G. Sanborn
Activity Center
DeLand, FL
9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
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June 6 & 7, 2015
World Oceans Day
Santa Fe College
Teaching Zoo
Gainesville, FL
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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June 28, 2015
Seal Day
Marine Mammal Care Center
Fort MacArthur
San Pedro, CA
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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June 25, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Volunteer Mina Reale
Adult Summer Reading Program
Maitland Public Library
Maitland, FL
Begins at 7:00 p.m.
For more information, email:

July 17, 2015
SMC Presentation by
Club Manatee Specialist
Wayne Hartley
Trout Lake Nature Center
Eustis, FL
Begins at 6 p.m.
For more information, email:

July 18, 2015
Snooty's Birthday Bash
He turns 67!!
South FL Museum
Bradenton, FL
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
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July 18, 2015
Mad About Science
Family FunDay
Matheson History Museum
Gainesville, FL
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
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September 19, 2015
International Coastal Cleanup
Ocean Conservancy
Sign Up to Clean Up
9:00 a.m. - Noon
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September 26, 2015
Indian River Lagoon
Science Festival
Museum Pointe Park
Fort Pierce, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
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October 18, 2015
Family Fun Day
"Ding" Darling Days
J.N. "Ding" Darling NWR
Sanibel Island, FL
11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2015
Central FL Veg Fest
Orlando Festival Park
Orlando, FL
10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
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October 24, 2015
Tomoka Fall Fest
Tomoka State Park
Ormond Beach, FL
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
For more info, email: Aggie.Armstrong@