Job Description

Volunteers monitor amphibians and reptiles, fish, SAV (bay grasses) and water quality. These programs offer an opportunity for participants to become involved in real data collection, which is used to help land managers make informed decisions.

Volunteer Commitment

Please see Calendar of Events for current trainings and workshops or call 410-612-1688 for more information.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Volunteers age 16 and older or ages 12 to 15 with a parent/adult who is willing to volunteer and accompany child on all sampling dates
  • Some agility is required
  • May get dirty and/or wet
  • Excellent scout, home school, or group activity

Training & Benefits

No prior experience is necessary as volunteers will be trained and all necessary equipment is supplied. (Instructions on species identification and how to collect data and search techniques will be given the day of the search.) Field guides and all necessary equipment will be provided. There are many benefits to becoming an active volunteer* at the Anita C. Leight Estuary Center, including seasonal volunteer appreciation trips, the annual volunteer dinner, skill and resume development, meeting new people, and let’s not forget, spending time in a natural place (to mention just a few). *Please note: Active volunteer status is reached when you volunteer at least 20 hours a year.

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Next Steps?

You will be contacted in order to set up an interview by the Volunteer Coordinator. The interview is designed to help determine which volunteer opportunities will best suit both your needs and the current openings at the Estuary Center. Please remember the needs of our volunteer programs change so we may not always have openings in all program areas.