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.

Sign up for our volunteer list.


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. 


For more information and to register contact Stevie Thorsen, Education Director at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Horseshoe Crabs in Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey.
Call for Horseshoe Crab Tagging Volunteers in
Delaware Bayshore, New Jersey  

Horseshoe crabs are "living fossils" and are an integral part of the ecosystem, providing food for migrating birds such as the endangered Red Knot. Their population is at record lows and we need your help! Please join the American Littoral Society and our partners at the US Fish and Wildlife Service and help tag and survey 3000 horseshoe crabs over several days in May and June. To learn more and to volunteer, click here to register.