Volunteer at Jug Bay
"Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn."
- Benjamin Franklin -
Since the Sanctuary's founding in 1985, volunteers have been critical to our small staff by helping with a wide variety of projects. Every year, more than 200 volunteers donate over 3,000 hours of their time, knowledge, skills, and enthusiasm.
The Sanctuary strives to maintain and foster a supportive and educational volunteer program in which volunteers learn about the natural world while contributing to the Sanctuary's education, scientific understanding, and habitat protection goals.
Already a Volunteer?
Log Your Hours - Your Work is Valuable to Us!
Thank you very much for volunteering with us!
By reporting your hours you will help the Friends of Jug Bay pursue grants and other resources, besides giving them bragging rights about the wonderful work you do.
Many of our ongoing education, research, and stewardship projects are dependent on volunteers. Roll over the links below to learn more about our volunteer opportunities.
How to Become a Jug Bay Volunteer
Volunteering at Jug Bay is fun and no experience is necessary. To join our Jug Bay volunteer community, view our Volunteer Opportunities calendar for upcoming programs. If you find an opportunity that interests you, you can register to join us by signing up within the event listing. Additionally, you can contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debra Gage, at 410-222-8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
While some programs require training, many are available to begin immediately and you can learn as you go.
One-time and Short-term Volunteers
Service learning students and other temporary volunteers may sign up directly for any stewardship opportunities listed in our calendar of events that do not require training; or contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debra Gage, at 410-222-8006 or email@example.com.
If you are interested in joining our staff Naturalists to lead K-12 students in hands-on learning experiences at Jug Bay, please contact Education Coordinator, Sarah Kempfer, at 410-222-8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteer groups may sign up for stewardship opportunities that do not require training by contacting our Volunteer Coordinator, Debra Gage, at 410-222-8006 or email@example.com.
Projects are often seasonally based and may include invasive plant removal, butterfly and rain garden(s) maintenance, habitat monitoring, and river clean ups that can be either along the shore or by canoe.
Please fill out the Service Project Application and our staff will contact you to finalize details and confirm dates and times. Project design will be age appropriate.
Scout Service Projects
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary encourage scouts interested in doing their Eagle or Gold Award Projects at Jug Bay to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Debra Gage, at 410-222-8006 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Debra will provide project ideas that will promote Sanctuary's education, research, stewardship, and protection goals.