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Volunteer & Family Vacations

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.

Whales of Guerrero Research Project

Volunteer to study humpback whales and several dolphin species in a little studied area of Mexico.

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Palau: Shark and Coral Reef Monitoring

Help study shark abundance and monitor coral reef health while diving or snorkeling in beautiful Palau.

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Belize: Coral Reef and Conch Research

Work together with researchers to monitor coral reef ecosystem health and conch populations at St. George's Caye, Belize.

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Belize: Sea Turtle and Manatee Research

Help scientists gather needed data on endangered sea turtles and Antillean manatees in beautiful St. George's Caye, Belize.

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Belize Family Week

Bring your family to Belize for a volunteer vacation studying dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more.

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Kenya: Marine Conservation Seva Yoga Retreat

Join us for a rewarding retreat combining guided yoga with selfless service in beautiful Watamu, Kenya, a coastal haven for ecotourism.

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Coral Reef Monitoring at Turneffe Atoll (Scuba)

Join our researchers for an in-depth scuba research program to monitor coral reef health at Turneffe Atoll, Belize.

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Bahamas: Dolphin Volunteer Research Program

Volunteer with our research team in the Bahamas for the opportunity to observe and swim with wild dolphins up-close, in their natural habitat.

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Costa Rica: Leatherback Turtles and Marine Debris Research

Help study the impacts of plastic pollution on leatherback turtle nesting habitat along Costa Rica’s Caribbean coast on this family-friendly volunteer vacation.

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Belize: Bottlenose Dolphin Research

Join researchers on a week-long program to study bottlenose dolphins in Belize. No prior research experience is required.

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