Oceanic Society has been supporting citizen science and leading international ocean 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
Hone your fish ID skills while helping researchers monitor coral reef health in an important marine reserve in Puerto Rico.View Expedition
Help scientists monitor coral reefs and gather needed data on sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees in beautiful Belize.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
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
Join our researchers for an in-depth scuba research program to monitor coral reef health at Turneffe Atoll, Belize.View Expedition
Explore the legendary Galapagos Islands while hearing from local and global experts on the marine plastic pollution efforts and solutions.View Expedition
Special expedition with the Shedd AquariumView Expedition