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.
Volunteer to study humpback whales and several dolphin species in a little studied area of Mexico.View Expedition
Help scientists monitor coral reefs and gather needed data on sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees in beautiful Belize.View Expedition
Bring your family to Belize for a volunteer vacation studying dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more. Suitable for families with children ages 10+.View Expedition
Help study shark abundance and monitor coral reef health while diving or snorkeling in beautiful Palau.View Expedition
Hone your fish ID skills while helping researchers monitor coral reef health in an important marine reserve in Puerto Rico.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
Join our researchers for an in-depth scuba research program to monitor coral reef health at Turneffe Atoll, Belize.View Expedition
Explore the biodiverse marine and terrestrial habitats of the Coral Triangle while sampling plastic pollution with dedicated scientists and ocean enthusiasts on this liveaboard trip from Bali to Komodo Island, offered in partnership with 5 Gyres.View Expedition
Volunteer with our research team in the Bahamas for the opportunity to observe and swim with wild dolphins up-close, in their natural habitat.View Expedition
Help scientists gather needed data on endangered sea turtles and Antillean manatees in beautiful St. George's Caye, Belize.View Expedition
Join researchers on a week-long program to study bottlenose dolphins in Belize. No prior research experience is required.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