Volunteer Vacations

Coral reef monitoring in Ulithi Atoll. © Nicole CraneOceanic Society was founded in 1969 by a small group of people who were concerned about health of our oceans and wanted to make a difference. Among their earliest programs was the all-volunteer Oceanic Society Patrol,which enlisted boat owners as citizen scientists to monitor ocean health.

Volunteers have continued to play an important role throughout our history, and we invite you to lend your hand as a volunteer in one of our programs.

Our Volunteer Vacations offer hands-on opportunities for you to participate in conservation-focused research efforts that study a range of threatened species and habitats.

Learn more about our research trips.


Our upcoming Volunteer Vacations are:


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