Volunteer for SMC

Family Fun Day at Ding Darling NWR

Manatee fans adopt-a-manatee at Save the Manatee Club's education booth during Central Florida Veg Fest at Orlando Festival Park in downtown Orlando. (l-r in photo ) Karen Michaels, Cora Berchem (SMC's videographer and social media coordinator), and Katelyn Wright. A special thanks to all our volunteers for enlightening the many visitors about endangered manatees, including Heather Murphy and Kelsey Wheeler (SMC membership services).

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

2014 Crystal River Manatee Festival

Relying On The Kindness Of Volunteers

Club Thanks Two Inspiring Volunteer Heroes

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. Upcoming Events .

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.
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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.
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January 17 & 18, 2015
Florida Manatee Festival
Downtown Crystal River, FL
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January 24 & 25, 2015
Blue Spring Manatee Festival
Blue Spring State Park
& Valentine Park
Orange City, FL
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January 26, 2015
Whale Fiesta
Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
San Pedro, CA
10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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February 21, 2015
SMC Education Day
Blue Spring State Park
Orange City, FL
10:00 - 3:00 p.m.
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February 21, 2015
Orlando Wetlands Festival
Ft. Christmas Park
Christmas, FL
9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
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