There are many ways that you can contribute time and talent to our work of caring for the coast. You can participate in surveys and inventories, work on restoration projects, volunteer in our education programs, write letters to lawmakers and the press about issues, contribute to our publications, help with communications (FaceBook, Twitter, website, etc.)
If you are a college student, we can arrange for internships during the school year in a variety of areas. If you are a high school student, you can fulfill community service requirements, build your college resume, and help the environment.
If you’d like to volunteer for the coast, add you name to our volunteer email list and send us an email telling us a little bit about what you are interested in doing. Be sure to tell us when you are available (weekdays, evenings, weekends, summers), where you live, and any special skills you might have.
|Checking the clam rake for marine invertebrates.|
Call for Volunteer Spill Spotters in New Jersey!
When an oil spill hits New Jersey, will you know what to do? Join our Spill Spotters network of trained volunteers to be our eyes on the water before, during, and after an oil spill or other catastrophic pollution event. Come join our popular workshop and get the hands-on training needed to protect New Jersey's coastal wildlife and habitat.
Bring your friends to a training session so you can learn how to respond to an oil spill! You will also learn how to perform a biological assessment of a coastal area at nearby beaches using seine nets, clam rakes, and binoculars. Identifying our coastal natural resources is a vital first step to protecting them. Now in its second year, Spill Spotters is generously supported by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Upcoming Training Workshops (open to the public)
Thursday, June 12, 2014: 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM in Keyport, NJ
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM in Westville, NJ*
*This workshop will be followed by a biological assessment at a nearby beach.
Upcoming Biological Assessments (open to the public, no training needed)
Wednesday, June 4, 2014: 2 PM at L Street Beach, Neptune, NJ
Monday, June 9, 2014: 3 PM at Windward Beach, Brick, NJ
Wednesday, June 18, 2014: 10 AM at Oceanic Bridge, Rumson, NJ
Thursday, June 19, 2014: 6 PM at the Spy House, Port Monmouth, NJ
Community Beachgrass Planting in Seaside Park, NJ
Sunday, June 1st, 2014
10 AM - 12 Noon
Seaside Park, NJ 08752
Meet at Lot A2
(notify the park that you are coming to plant beach grass with us)
Call for volunteers! Bring your friends, family and children and help us plant 3000 beachgrass plugs in Island Beach State Park to restore dunes that were damaged during Hurricane Sandy. Tools and work gloves will be provided by the American Littoral Society. This project is made possible through support from the NJ Recovery Fund.
For more information and to sign up, contact Stevie Thorsen, Education Director at
Horseshoe Crabs in Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey.
Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 4:45 PM
Invasive Species Strike Training Sessions in South Jersey
For Cape May on May 22, click here to register.
For Atlantic County on May 23, click here to register.
|Ruler's Bar Island, Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge, Gateway National Recreation Area|
Open Call for Volunteers! Please join us for a community-led planting and restoration day on Ruler's Bar and Blackwall marsh islands in Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge. For the second year, we are teaming up with the Jamaica Bay Ecowatchers to organize a day of planting plugs of spartina alterniflora (marsh grass), repairing fencing and clearing debris as part of our Marsh Restoration Initiative, the first-ever community led marsh restoration project in a National Park. Click here to register.
|Fri Mar 20 @ 5:00PM - |
Spring Equinox Walk
|Sat Mar 28 @10:00AM - 01:00PM|
Early Spring Bird Walk!
|Fri Apr 17 @ 1:00PM - |
Old Dune Trail Walk
|Fri Apr 24 @ 2:00PM - |
Arbor Day Tree Walk
|Sun Apr 26 @11:00AM - 02:00PM|
Earth Day Shoreline Cleanup
|Sat May 02 @10:00AM - 01:00PM|
NYC Audubon Spring Migration Workshop
|Fri May 08 @ 8:30AM - |
Spring Migration Bird Walk
|Sat May 09 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM|
Sandy Hook Surf Fishing Clinic
|Fri May 15 @ 6:00PM - |
Horseshoe Crab Walk
|Sat May 23 @12:00PM - 02:00PM|
Horseshoe Crab and Shorebird Walk