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Volunteer & Family Vacations

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.

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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Puerto Rico: Coral Reef Volunteer Program

Hone your fish ID skills while helping researchers monitor coral reef health in an important marine reserve in Puerto Rico.

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Belize: Ocean Wildlife Volunteer Program

Help scientists monitor coral reefs and gather needed data on sea turtles, dolphins, and manatees in beautiful 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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Belize Family Week

Bring your family to Belize for a volunteer vacation studying dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more. Suitable for families with children ages 10+.

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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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5 Gyres Galapagos Islands Expedition

Explore the legendary Galapagos Islands while hearing from local and global experts on the marine plastic pollution efforts and solutions.

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Sea Turtles to Volcanoes: Exploring Pacific Nicaragua

Special expedition with the Shedd Aquarium

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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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