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Volunteering at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Quick Topics
Volunteers at Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve play a vital role in the preservation, restoration and management of the mangrove estuary. As a volunteer, you may expect:
  • A suitable assignment that matches your interests and abilities.
  • Orientation and training for the safe, successful performance of your duties.
  • Direction and support from your project supervisor.
  • Courteous consideration as a coworker by RBNERR staff.
  • Recognition and appreciation of the time, effort and materials you donate to our program.
People establishing an oyster reef

Reserve staff and volunteers work with Florida Gulf Coast University staff and students to establish a new oyster reef.

Volunteer Opportunities Include

  • Welcome Desk.
  • Fish Feeder.
  • Greeter.
  • Groundskeeper.
  • Mascot.
  • Outreach.
  • Butterfly Garden Attendant
  • Facility Assistant.

Students - Need Hours?

Students can enjoy an exciting array of volunteer opportunities on the water, in the field or in the office while investigating career options.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Susan Maunz at (239) 417-6310, ext. 412 or by e-mail at Susan.Maunz@dep.state.fl.us. You can also apply online at Friends of Rookery Bay.

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Last updated: April 06, 2015

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