Volunteers help to ensure marine sanctuaries remain America's underwater treasures for future generations. Through their efforts, volunteers contribute over 100,000 hours of
annual service to the sanctuaries in areas of research, monitoring, enforcement, education and outreach, and management advisory.
There are a variety of ways to become involved with Gray's Reef National Marine Sanctuary. The sanctuary hosts a number of ocean-oriented events
throughout the year including:
- fish counts
- art contests
Join one of our e-mail lists to receive periodic messages or see calendar and news & events for details.
Team Ocean, our corps of volunteer divers, who participate in several exciting activities at the sanctuary, including Marine Debris Monitoring & Removal, Reef Fish Monitoring and Habitat Assessments. For more information contact GRNMS Dive Supervisor Sarah Fangman by e-mail or @ 912-598-2428.
Sanctuary Advisory Council meetings help connect the public to the policy making process and are open to the public, see calendar for dates and times. For more informaiton about how volunteers represent their communities on management issues by filling seats on sanctuary advisory councils, contact Sanctuary Advisory Council Coordinator, Becky Shortland by e-mail or phone @ 912-598-2381.
Collectively, volunteers invest enormous amounts of time toward the healthy future of our nation's marine sanctuaries.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities as Gray's Reef Ocean Film Festival and Water Quality Monitoring at Gray's Reef, contact Volunteer Coordinator, Jody Patterson by e-mail or phone @ 912-598-2431.