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Volunteer for the River

There are numerous volunteer opportunities, from joining the River Patrol to event volunteering and writing letters. Plug in and discover new ways to help the river.

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Cleanups: Organize or participate in cleanups of the river or become a Site Captain with our Waterway Cleanup Team.
  • Citizen Science Projects: Help sample and analyze for the Florida Microplastics Awareness Project or take a sample from the river during an algal bloom with our Algal Bloom Sampling Team
  • River Patrol: Join this on-the-water "neighborhood watch" program that helps us monitor the river and document and report problems that may be encountered.
  • Community Events: Staff the St. Johns Riverkeeper information table and help distribute educational materials, raise awareness about the river and our organization, and recruit new members.
  • Event Planning:  Help us plan, organize, and execute fundraising and outreach events.
  • Fundraising:  Assist with membership recruitment and retention activities, event sponsorships and in-kind contributions, and grant research and writing.
  • Education: Assist Education staff with field trips, boat trips, clean-ups, lesson plans, education projects and more!
  • Speaking Engagements: Give presentations to local groups or at local events or help lead guided boat trips.
  • Administrative Assistance: Help with monthly renewal mailings, thank-you notes, phone calls, filing, organizing supplies and database maintenance.
  • Write Letters: Write letters to the editors of local publications or to elected/public officials to raise awareness and address critical issues impacting the health of the river.

Help St. Johns Riverkeeper by becoming a volunteer today!

Fill out our online Volunteer Application, and our Community Engagement Coordinator Justina Dacey will email you our monthly volunteer newsletter with upcoming volunteer opportunities.

“Volunteering for St. Johns Riverkeeper has made me much more aware of the things that threaten the health of our river and has enabled me to become an advocate on its behalf. Whether helping out on a boat trip, talking to students at a science expo, or getting someone to sign a petition against the water withdrawal—I know I make a difference, even if just one person is made aware of the power of their voice.”

—Marti Pounder, Volunteer

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