Volunteers are the heart and soul of operations at the Georgia Sea Turtle Center. Without these dedicated, generous individuals, staff at the Center would be unable to fulfill their daily duties. Volunteers are regularly needed in three departments at the Center: Education, Husbandry, and Research.

Volunteer applications are reviewed on a quarterly basis in advance of our volunteer orientations. Please note if you submit an application, it has been received, but you won’t be contacted until our next volunteer orientation.


Know Before Applying…

All volunteers are responsible for a $35 fee to cover their uniform shirt and background check.
Volunteers must be at least 16 years old and if they are under the age of 18, they must have parental/guardian consent and may serve only in our Education Department.

What are the benefits?

  • Jekyll Island parking pass
  • A volunteer will receive two (2) amenities passes for volunteering sixteen (16) hours during a quarter, volunteering for thirty-two (32) hours or beyond during a quarter you will receive four (4) amenity passes. Amenities passes will be distributed quarterly (January, April, July, October)
  • Training on sea turtle biology, conservation, and rehabilitation
  • The chance to serve with a team of passionate and dedicated individuals

What are the minimum age requirements?

  • At least 16 years old (must have parental consent if under 18) to volunteer in education only
  • Must be 18 or older for any research/rehabilitation volunteer opportunities
  • Volunteers can be any age for our marine debris initiative. If you are under 16 and interested in the marine debris program please email gstcvolunteer@jekyllisland.com

What are the commitment requirements?

  • Volunteers are expected to complete at least two shifts per month
  • Shifts are typically two to four hours in length and are scheduled from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or 1 p.m.-5 p.m. but may vary within the different departments and assignments.
  • Volunteers must attend orientation and training, and be available for at least three months due to the large time investment to properly train volunteers. Orientation is offered quarterly (February, May, August, November).
  • Volunteers interested in service with our summer Turtle and Nest Walks must complete orientation no later than the February orientation. Volunteers that attend the May orientation will not be eligible to lead turtle walks. Turtle Patrol research volunteers can attend May orientation.

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