Manatee Season is right around the corner, and we could use your help to educate others about manatees! Come volunteer with us as we set up education booths across the state at a variety of festivals and fairs. If you’re passionate about manatees and have some time to spare, fill out our Online Volunteer Application (see link on this page).

Save the Manatee Club Education Day at Blue Spring State Park
What an amazing day at Save the Manatee Club’s December Education Day at Blue Spring State Park! The weather was beautiful, and there were over 200 manatees enjoying the spring run. Sunny skies, warmer temps, and manatees to see brought many visitors to the park. We met a lot of them and were thrilled by the number of people who chose to adopt manatees as holiday gifts for family and friends as well as for themselves. A picture-perfect day and a perfect picture to go along with it of the Club’s volunteers. Left to right back row: Aimee Krivan, Janice Nearing, Jackie Cheers (who participated at the Orange City Christmas parade that night), Janneke Bogyo, and Sue Carey Lindholm. Left to right front row: Laura Frenchik, Karen Ann Bunce, Leo, and Kelly Hodoval.

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 or call 407-539-0990.

Thank you to Save the Manatee Club volunteers.