The Galveston Bay Foundation's volunteers have generously given their time, talent and expertise to the organization since its founding nearly 25 years ago. Volunteers help with habitat restoration, carry the message of the wonders of the Bay, and serve as committee members to guide GBF in fulfilling its mission.
Whether you want to help for a specific event or you want to volunteer continuously, your efforts really make a difference! There are many volunteer opportunities waiting for you!
Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities
|June 1, 2013||Bay Day||Educate your neighbors about Galveston Bay. Volunteers are needed to participate on the Bay Day steering committee and to help with day-of tasks such as event setup, education activities, helping festival attendees, and event breakdown.|
|October 12-13, 2013||Bike Around the Bay||Help man the start and finish lines or one of the eleven breakpoints along the 180-mile route. We are especially interested in organizations/groups willing to sponsor and coordinate a breakpoint. Individual help is also needed in the office to put riders' bags together in preparation for packet pick up and for post-event cleanup. The ride aims to educate and bring awareness to the users and residents of Galveston Bay.||OPEN IN SUMMER|
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
|Opportunity||Info||Request more info|
|Bay Ambassadors||Bring the Bay to local organizations and classrooms using a variety of specimens and visual aids. Teach about the importance of the Bay and the environmental problems that affect it.||Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.|
|Event Representative||Learn about Galveston Bay and GBF and share your interest by manning GBF displays and booths at various community events.||Email email@example.com for upcoming opportunities.|
|Group Plantings||GBF will work with corporate groups, scouts, and youth groups to coordinate marsh plantings. A minimum number of volunteers is required for most plantings. Planting opportunities dependent on site availability.||Email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.|
|Luncheon||Become involved with our annual fundraiser luncheon.||Email email@example.com for more information.|
|Office Helper||Looking to build your resume or volunteer for a couple hours after school? Help GBF staff with special projects or general office tasks.||Email firstname.lastname@example.org to check availability.|
|Oil Spill Recovery - Bay Area Response Team||Let us know if you are interested in oil spill recovery for the Galveston Bay area. We are building a network of volunteers in cooperation with the Texas General Land Office and the U.S. Coast Guard.|
|Wetlands Permit Review Committee||Are you interested in projects that may affect wetlands and other aquatic habitats in Galveston Bay? Want to learn more, share your experience, and have a say in how those projects are put into action? Be apart of this review team!||Email email@example.com for more information.|
Different degrees of skills and training are required for the opportunities mentioned above. Please contact Emily Ford at firstname.lastname@example.org or 281-332-3381 x207 for information about training, volunteer registration, and the volunteer mailing list.