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Volunteer Mission Statement

The mission of the Galveston Bay Foundation Volunteer Program is to support the preservation, protection, and enhancement of Galveston Bay through hands-on incorporation of the local community and general public into vital restoration, research, education, administrative, and fundraising projects.

Volunteer Vision
Volunteers are vital to the success and continuation of projects and activities that support the Galveston Bay estuarine system. At the Galveston Bay Foundation, we envision volunteers becoming trained, experienced, and self-motivated stewards who will support Galveston Bay for years to come.

Why Volunteer?
By volunteering with the Galveston Bay Foundation, you can:

  • Gain valuable field training and experience in environmental conservation and restoration
  • Increase your knowledge of the ecology and economy of Galveston Bay
  • Become experienced in non-profit development, administration, and fundraising
  • Earn volunteer credit for school, community service, and other service projects
  • Enjoy the amazing feeling of doing something great for the environment!
  • Some employers offer a grant to the nonprofit for a certain amount of hours volunteered. Inquire to your HR department to find out.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities (click to expand)

More Volunteer Opportunities

Events and Special Projects
Throughout the year, we host a variety of events and projects that educate, integrate, and entertain the public in support of Galveston Bay. Event and project volunteer opportunities are perfect for school groups, scout troops, other organizations, or individuals looking for a one-time, fun, and energetic volunteer experience.

Water Monitoring Team
GBF’s Water Monitoring Team conducts regular sampling around Galveston Bay that includes chemical analyses, physical testing, and field observations. Learn more about how you can be part of this unique team.

FACE of the Galveston Bay Foundation
FACE (Fundraising, Advocacy, Conservation, and Education) volunteers are considered professional representatives of the Galveston Bay Foundation. FACE volunteers are trained by Foundation staff and are given opportunities to fill valuable volunteer leadership positions, including but not limited to Field Lead, Marsh Planting Team Captain, and Outreach Specialist.

Once registered and trained, all FACE volunteers must be able to commit a minimum of five hours of volunteer time every three months. Contact Emily Ford at eford@galvbay.org for more FACE volunteer information or to register and schedule training.

Other Volunteer Opportunities
The Galveston Bay Foundation depends on volunteer support in many capacities. With a number of our staff working away from the office in and around Galveston Bay, assistance with organization, data entry, filing, and other administrative tasks is greatly appreciated. The Foundation may accommodate requests for unpaid internship opportunities and independent volunteer projects on a case-by-case basis as well. Let us know what you are looking for, and we will gladly work with you to make you a vital part of our volunteer network.

 For more information on our volunteer program and opportunities, please contact Emily Ford at eford@galvbay.org or (281) 332-3381 ext. 207.