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Our volunteer positions are great for those who want to learn about marine life and marine conservation, share their passion for others, or Op4G - Take Surveys to Benefit Blue Ocean Societywant to learn about careers in marine science.

To Apply
If you are interested in volunteering, please click below to download our volunteer information form. You can e-mail the form or mail it to the address below. See information about available opportunities below!

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Current Volunteer Opportunities

Touch Tank EducatorBlue Ocean Discovery Center - Hampton Beach
Help with our touch tank and marine education programs this summer! Minimum commitment of 2 days per week preferred.

We are looking for educators who would like to share informaiton about marine life, and those interested in working with kids to do story time, arts & crafts, etc.
  • Our Blue Ocean Discovery Center in Hampton Beach opens for the season in June and we need volunteers! We are looking for people who love people to help with: marine education at the tank and on the beach, interpreting displays about maritime, natural and local history, answering questions about the local area, and doing children's activities.
  • Please fill out a volunteer application if you are interested in volunteering!

Microplastics trainingMicroplastics Study:

Want to volunteer outside? Interested in marine conservation and research? Help with our microplastics study!

We're working with NH Sea Grant to conduct a pilot study on microplastics (small plastics) on New Hampshire beaches. Click here for a two-minute video with more information

Samplers needed: This work involves being outside on the beach, collecting and sieving sand samples. Fair warning: the work is conducted outside, in sometimes cold (or hot) weather, and can be a bit tedious, but it is very important! This is the first study of its kind in New Hampshire. The time commitment will vary throughout the year but is about 2-3 hours per sampling session.

Sorters needed: We are also looking for volunteers to work indoors to help sort the samples once they are collected.

For more information:

Contact Jen Kennedy at jen@blueoceansociety.org or 603-431-0260.

Development Intern/Volunteer:

We are looking for an intern/volunteer to work 5-10 hours/week to help with development and marketing..

Duties will include assisting with events, fundraising appeals and social media, assisting with data entry and donor acknowledgement and other responsibilities based on the intern's and organization's needs.

Interest in environmental issues and non-profit management
Attention to detail
Strong writing skills
Ability to be self-motivated and work independently
Proficiency in Microsoft Office, use of social media including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
Database experience a plus

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter (indicating your availablity) to Amanda Gourgue, Development Coordinator, jen@blueoceansociety.org.

Humpback whale Tornado and calfMid-May through mid-October: Whale Watch Educator - out of Rye, NH and Gloucester, MA

  • We are looking for volunteers who are interested in helping with education and children's activities aboard whale watch boats from June through October.
  • Trips are 4-5 hours long, and a commitment of at least 1 day/week is preferred.
  • Boats operate out of Rye, NH and Gloucester, MA (volunteers have the option of working on one or both)
  • Marine science background/knowledge of local marine life is helpful, but not required. Must love interacting with people!

Monofilament Recycling Bins
this spring and summer, we'll be placing several monofilament recycling bins at local marinas and tackle shops. We can use help with this project, both in getting the bins installed and monitoring them (removing fishing line and filling out a short data sheet) throughout the summer and fall. E-mail jen@blueoceansociety.org for details.

Volunteer Night! (no application needed, please just RSVP)
We have monthly (usually) Volunteer Nights scheduled for 2 hours on a weeknight at our office. Projects have included collating newsletters, organizing merchandise, and helping to make photo note cards (which we use as a fundraiser). No training is needed, and it's a great way to meet our scientists/educators and learn more about what we do, while hanging out with others who care about the marine environment! If you might be interested, email jen@blueoceansociety.org and we'll contact you when the next one is scheduled!

Beach Cleanups (no application needed, please just RSVP)
We have monthly beach cleanups at several beaches, and are always looking for help! Cleanup Information & Dates

Office Help
Assist with special projects in our office. Can include mailings, data entry, organizing merchandise, filing, etc.

We're looking for someone to help promote our special events, such as beach cleanups and presentations, and work with us on program development.

Educational Programs
We're looking for people interested in marine education & conservation to work with our educational programs, either in schools or aboard whale watches (whale watches run May-October).

Have experience in strategic planning/capacity building/fundraising? We'd like to hear your ideas!

For more information, contact Jen Kennedy, at (603) 431-0260 or via e-mail: volunteer@blueoceansociety.org.

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