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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities


Beach Cleanup Events – Volunteer to help clean up beaches throughout Florida. For more information, contact

FWC Kids’ Fishing Clinics – Volunteer to help teach kids about saltwater fishing and create responsible marine resource stewards. Clinics are held throughout Florida during the spring and summer. For more information, contact

Florida Shorebird Alliance – Volunteer to conduct bird surveys, monitor beach-nesting birds and roof-top nests, post sites, become a bird steward or simply join a local partnership.

Sea turtle organizations – Many organizations and individuals permitted by the FWC to conduct sea turtle conservation activities use volunteers. To find out who may have local volunteer opportunities involving sea turtles, contact

Monofilament Recovery and Recycling Program – Volunteer to empty a monofilament recycling bin at regular intervals at a location near you, or to help keep fishing line and marine debris out of the environment in other ways. For more information, contact

Tampa Bay Watch Restoration – A variety of hands-on habitat restoration projects such as oyster dome construction, oyster shell bar installation, salt marsh plantings and coastal cleanups to help the bay recover from its devastating environmental problems. For more information, contact

More opportunities are available at the FWC's Get Involved page