Whatever your passion, you can find an organization that will welcome your energy and enthusiasm! An ongoing investment of your time can make an enormous difference.
As volunteer opportunities and events in each of group or organization regularly change, we invite you to contact the groups/organizations directly.
The Beach Ambassadors program conducts daily beach clean-ups during the busy summer season.
Beach Ambassadors are volunteers dedicated to eliminating the litter on Amelia Island beaches to protect beach habitat and to safeguard marine life.
Volunteers commit to adopt a section of beach and to clean-up one evening a week anytime between 5:30-8:00PM.
Current sites include: North Beach, Main Beach, Seaside/Sadler Road, Peter's Point, and American Beach/Burney Road.
To become a Beach Ambassador and help preserve Amelia Island ocean and beaches.
CONTACT: Mary Duffy
Amelia Tree Conservancy 501(c)3 is dedicated to preserving our maritime forest canopy on Amelia Island through education and serving as a resource, promoting public engagement in conservation, and contributing to the reforestation of the Island.
ADDRESS: PO Box 16424, Fernandina Beach, FL 32035
CONTACT: Lynda Bell,
Educational programs and events to promote conservation.
Nature Festival every May
CONTACTS: Jay Kayne
Candis Whitney firstname.lastname@example.org
Our mission is to change the tide by reducing Single-use Plastic’ and cigarette butts on Amelia Island and our beaches. We want to bring together government, businesses and the community. Through continuous local commitment our goal is to reduce the footprint of ‘Single-use Plastic’ and ‘Cigarettes on Amelia Island Beaches.
4SEA THE CHANGE is an active group that will meet periodically throughout the year.
CONTACT: Paul Lore
Invasive Plant Removal
What do we do?
Volunteers working together to remove invasive plants from beaches, public and private land.
Why do we do it?
Invasive plants grow at an alarming rate and outcompete native plants that provide food and shelter for birds and wildlife.
What can YOU do?
Educate yourself about invasive plants. Identify the trees and plants that grow on your property.Do NOT buy invasive plants at local nurseries or big box stores.
Volunteer - great camaraderie and satisfaction of being part of the solution.
Native Plant Society for alternative choices
CONTACT: Chadd Scott
Additional volunteer opportunities:
City of Fernandina Beach
CONTACT: Kathy Russell
Nassau County CONTACT: TBA EMAIL: TBA
White Oak promotes endeavors in conservation through innovative science, education, training, and collaborations. We are committed to providing conservation options for the species that need them the most. We invite you to explore our 17,000-acre haven for people, animals, and ideas.
581705 White Oak Rd
Yulee, FL 32097
TEL.: (904) 225-3200
Founded in 1939, Duval Audubon Society is one of 45 chapters of Audubon Florida and a member of the National Audubon Society. We have approximately 1,000 members in Clay, Duval, and Nassau counties and are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our chapter is dedicated to the enjoyment of birds and other wildlife. Our primary focus is the preservation of a diversity of species and habitats, through education, conservation, environmental leadership and community involvement. We offer a variety of outings, programs and volunteer opportunities that are open for anyone to attend.
“Love the dunes!“
Discover how we use science to help nature build and protect the dunes.
Our mission is to assist communities apply coastal science to optimize the protection, resiliency, wildlife habitat and beauty of the coastal dunes and beach system by promoting adoption of nature-based processes.
CONTACT: Frank Hopf
“Amelia Forever”, a committee of the North Florida Land Trust, is committed to preserving lands on Amelia Island in need of protection. The Committee provides strategic direction on which properties to pursue and helps bring their conservation to fruition through garnered support.
The Right Whale Festival celebrates the annual return of the critically endangered North Atlantic Right Whales to the warm coastal waters off of NE Florida and Georgia.
A gathering of all the conservation organizations on Amelia Island, over 65 exhibitors, kids activities, food vendors, and entertainment.
Held annually the first weekend in November.
CONTACT: Cheryl Munday
Enhance the quality of life in St. Marys, Georgia, by fostering awareness of, and concern for, the environment of our community and the earth as a whole. Work assiduously to create, promote, and sustain programs that address a variety of existing and potential environmental concerns.
AMELIA ISLAND CONSERVATION NETWORK
Amelia Forever, North Florida Land Trust
Amelia Island Sea Turtle Watch Amelia Tree Conservancy City of Fernandina Beach
Conserve Amelia Now!
Dune Science Group
Duval Audubon Society Florida
Native Plant Society Ixia Chapter Friends of Talbot Islands State Parks, Inc.Invasive Plants Roundup
Keep Nassau Beautiful, Inc.
Right Whale Festival Sierra Club, Sierra Club's Amelia Island Right Whale Action Group
St. Marys Riverkeeper
Timucuan Parks Foundation
UF-IFAS County Extension
White Oak Conservation
CONTACT: Candis Whitney email@example.com
CONTACT: Maria Mazursky firstname.lastname@example.org