The walkway to the beach at Botany Bay Plantation surrounded by marsh

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers aboard an all terain vehicle on the beach at Botany Bay Plantation

Volunteer at Botany Bay Plantation

Botany Bay is extremely reliant on volunteers help in maintaining the property and keeping it open for visitors! Volunteers help direct visitors, give out educational information, monitor wildlife populations, protect historical structures on the property, and assist with management of the property.

To become an official volunteer, contact Bess Kellett at

Volunteer with the Marine Resources Division

Volunteers provide invaluable assistance to SCDNR programs, which work all over the South Carolina coast. Volunteering offers affords the chance to see some of the state's coastal landscapes and experience a slice of life as a SCDNR biologist. Programs need assistance with restoring marine ecosystems, participating in seasonal bird counts, monitoring and removing marine debris, educating the public about ongoing research and much more. Field work often involves the use of research vessels and specialized equipment as part of excursions to work sites.

To become an official volunteer, complete a volunteer application and email the completed form to Olivia Beuno at

A volunteer collecting data from a cleanup on Morris Island, SC

Join a Turtle Patrol Team

To become an official volunteer, contact your local turtle patrol.

Learn More About Turtle Patrol