Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer with NY/NJ Baykeeper! From oyster monitoring to kayaking events to being a part of our boat crew–we have something for everyone!

Volunteer Opportunities

Thanks for your interest in volunteering with NY/NJ Baykeeper! Our volunteers are an integral part of what we do—please join our team! We have many exciting volunteer opportunities throughout the year!

Public Cleanups

We hold several beach and natural area cleanups throughout the year! Get outside in the fresh air and join a great group of volunteers as we clean up our beautiful shorelines, parks and natural areas. It’s always a great day!

Gloves and garbage bags are always provided.
Always dress for the weather and be prepared to get muddy!
Strong winds and rain will cancel the event.

Hope you’ll join us!

Oyster Monitoring at Soundview Park 

Want to get your hands wet? Come out for some cool fieldwork at our oyster reef in Soundview Park in the Bronx! Get up close and personal with oysters, fish and other marine animals!

To add your name to the Soundview oyster monitoring volunteer list, just fill out the form below or email New York Oyster Program Coordinator Allison Fitzgerald at [email protected]

Come check out what our team is up to! Help monitor our oysters, set up fish traps to see who’s using the reef and be a part of what we do!

Upcoming Soundview Monitoring Dates

RSVP for our monitoring sessions on Oct 6th (4:30pm) 

Each monitoring session lasts approximately 3 hours.  Bring some water, sun protection, a facemask (we may get within close contact as we monitor), and get ready to get wet and muddy with some oysters!


Please contact Allison ([email protected]) for more information on how to get involved.

Each monitoring trip lasts approximately 3 hours. We will meet at the park entrance located at the corner of O’Brien Ave and Leland Ave, Soundview, Bronx NY 10473 (For GPS purposes, you can use the address of 311 Leland Ave, Bronx, NY 10473). For those of you taking public transportation, the Bx 27 or Bx 39 buses will put you within walking distance (the subway is a further walk). Bring with you water, sunscreen, a hat, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. We will provide everything else!



Kayaking Events

Love kayaking and getting out on the water? Then join us for one of several kayaking events throughout the season. We are in need of volunteers to assist at the kayaking site, answer questions, etc. It’s always a great day out on the water!

Boat Captain

NY/NJ Baykeeper operates the Baykeeper boat out on Raritan Bay for a variety of tours and trips.  If you have experience with boats, we’d love to hear from you!

Tour Guide

Love boats and people? Do you have local knowledge of the Raritan Bayshore area? We are looking for tour guides to help guide our many boat tours throughout our season!

For more information about volunteering for NY/NJ Baykeeper please email us at [email protected]

Volunteer Waiver Form

To sign up to be a NY/NJ Baykeeper volunteer please fill out the form below!