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 study shark abundance and monitor coral reef health while diving or snorkeling in beautiful Palau.View Expedition
Work together with researchers to monitor coral reef ecosystem health and conch populations at St. George's Caye, Belize.View Expedition
Help scientists gather needed data on endangered sea turtles and Antillean manatees in beautiful St. George's Caye, Belize.View Expedition
Bring your family to Belize for a volunteer vacation studying dolphins, manatees, sea turtles, and more.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
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 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