Oceanic Society has been supporting citizen science and leading ocean-oriented volunteer programs since our founding in 1969. Volunteers continue to play an important role in our programs today, and we invite you to get involved.
Our Volunteer & Family Vacations offer hands-on opportunities for you and your family to participate in conservation-focused research efforts that study a range of threatened species and habitats.
Help study shark abundance and monitor coral reef health while diving or snorkeling in beautiful Palau.View Expedition
Bring your family to Belize for a volunteer vacation studying dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more.View Expedition
Help scientists gather needed data on endangered sea turtles and Antillean manatees in beautiful St. George's Caye, Belize.View Expedition
Work together with researchers to monitor coral reef ecosystem health and conch populations at St. George's Caye, Belize.View Expedition
Volunteer to study humpback whales and several dolphin species in a little studied area of Mexico.View Expedition
Help study the impacts of plastic pollution on leatherback turtle nesting habitat along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast on this family-friendly volunteer vacation.View Expedition
Join our researchers for an in-depth scuba research program to monitor coral reef health at Turneffe Atoll, Belize.View Expedition
Join researchers on a week-long program to study bottlenose dolphins in Belize. No prior research experience is required.View Expedition
Join us for a rewarding retreat combining guided yoga with selfless service in beautiful Watamu, Kenya, a coastal haven for ecotourism.View Expedition
SEE Turtles is an Oceanic Society-sponsored program that works to protect sea turtles through ecotourism. By participating in one of their sea turtle-focused volunteer vacations in Latin America, you can gain hands-on experience while supporting field-based conservation.View Expedition