Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in getting out and becoming actively involved with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary? Check out the sanctuary’s volunteer programs.

As a volunteer, you can help sanctuary staff while you explore interests, develop marketable skills, enrich your own education, discover new talents, have fun, and make a difference in your community. By becoming a volunteer, you will not only be learning about the sanctuary, but also helping others learn. In this way, you are helping to build awareness and enhance stewardship of Key's habitats.

We invite individuals with a variety of skills and interests to join our growing volunteer program.

Calling all boaters! The sanctuary is in need of volunteers to support our Team OCEAN program. Individuals may be trained as on-the-water interpreters/educators and join sanctuary staff or volunteer using their own vessel. Visit the Team OCEAN page to learn about the program.

To register as a volunteer, download and complete the volunteer service application ( 184 kb) and fax, mail or bring your completed package to one of our offices:

Key West Office
Nancy Foster Environmental Complex
33 East Quay Road
Key West, FL 33040
305-809-4700
FAX: 305-293-5011
Key Largo Office
95230 Overseas Highway
P.O. Box 1083
Key Largo, FL 33037
305-852-7717
FAX: 305-853-0877


Team OCEAN volunteer on the water

Team OCEAN
One way to get involved and make a difference in the protection of Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary resources is through the sanctuary’s Team OCEAN program. More

Volunteering at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center

Volunteer at the Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center
Florida Keys Eco-Discovery Center volunteers play an important role in educating visitors about the displays and Keys ecosystems. More

volunteering with kids

Other Volunteer Opportunities
Beyond activities coordinated by the sanctuary, there are opportunities to get involved with other organizations dedicated to protecting the Florida Keys ecosystem. More