Marine Resources Division - Volunteering Opportunities

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. Other opportunities may include working in the garden or providing tours of the lab facility. Please click on the links below for more information about current opportunities and complete the volunteer application to get started!

Volunteers may:

All volunteers will receive the appropriate training and will be provided all the tools necessary to complete the tasks at hand.

Volunteering Handbook

Volunteer Application

To learn more and to get involved please contact Olivia Bueno at 843-953-9809.