Marine Resources Division - Volunteering Opportunities

The SCDNR Marine Resources Division Volunteer Program provides coastal wide volunteer opportunities through different marine related SCDNR programs. Many of these programs are completely community based and volunteers provide invaluable assistance to these programs and to the conservation of our state’s natural resources. Regular volunteer programs range from building oyster reef builds, to helping researchers sample local fish populations, to teaching families how to saltwater fish. All volunteer programs are based on project needs and can be limited due to fieldwork logistics and staff compacity. The Marine Resources Division Volunteer Program is growing, and more single volunteer events are becoming available.

Current Volunteer Opportunities Include:

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

If you have any questions about volunteering, please email Olivia Bueno at If you’re interested in staying in touch with our volunteer programs, subscribe to the monthly Coastal Events and Volunteer Opportunities newsletter. This is the best way to stay up to date with our programs!

Unfortunately, the Marine Resources Division is no longer accepting individual job shadows request. Learn more about other educational opportunities, including free K-12 school programs, homeschool programs, High School Career Explorers Clubs, and a Career Toolkit. If you’re 18 years or older, and interested in interning with SCDNR, view our internship programs. Note, internship applications open at different times throughout the year.