Volunteer Opportunities

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

Opportunity Info Registration
Marsh Mania GBF and other marsh maniacs will restore wetlands at Bay Harbor and Pine Gully Park! Registration is now closed. Questions: eford@galvbay,org

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Opportunity Info Request more info
Water Monitoring Volunteer GBF’s Water Monitoring Team conducts regular sampling around Galveston Bay that includes chemical analyses, physical testing, and field observations. Email waterquality@galvbay.org
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 rhenderson@galvbay.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 eford@galvbay.org 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 eford@galvbay.org to check availability.
Luncheon Become involved with our annual fundraiser luncheon. Email sroark@galvbay.org 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 eford@galvbay.org to check availability.
Oil Spill Recovery - Bay Area Response Team Under a  Memorandum Of Agreement with the Central Texas Coastal Area Committee (CTCAC), the Galveston Bay Foundation serves as a "Volunteer Management Organization" to recruit, register, and train Volunteers needed for non-hazardous roles during oil spill response. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer oil spill disaster responder in the Central Texas Coastal area, please join the CTCAC mailing list as a volunteer at the following link: BD_signUp
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 sjones@galvbay.org for more information.

Different degrees of skills and training are required for the opportunities mentioned above. Please contact Emily Ford at eford@galvbay.org or 281-332-3381 x207 for information about training, volunteer registration, and the volunteer mailing list.