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Become a Volunteer!

Our volunteer program provides opportunities for citizens to actively support the Inland Bays and become engaged in protecting the local watershed. Opportunities are available for all interests, abilities, and availability.

Every volunteer must also complete a liability waiver each calendar year before participating. Want to get the paperwork out of the way? Complete your waiver online today!

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Upcoming Opportunities

Many of our volunteer opportunities “pop up” throughout the year. You can find those opportunities, as they are scheduled below.

2023 Volunteer Training Videos

Recurring Opportunities

James Farm Work Days

Get outdoors for some fresh air and exercise with the James Farm Volunteer group!  The group meets at James Farm Ecological Preserve every Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon to clean up the area by cutting grass, trimming vegetation, completing small construction projects, and more. This is a year-round opportunity but may be canceled or postponed due to inclement weather. To join in email volunteer@inlandbays.org


James Farm Docent Program


The James Farm Docent Program plays a key role in helping to encourage visitors of the Preserve to immerse themselves in its beautiful habitats. Stationed at information tables, Docents greet visitors, answer questions, and offer resources to the public. To join in, email volunteer@inlandbays.org or sign-up through the program webpage HERE!

Join a Committee!

The committees for the Delaware Center for the Inland Bays include a Citizens Advisory Committee, a Scientific and Technical Advisory Committee, and the Development Committee, all of which work together to help the center focus and achieve its many goals. You’re invited to learn more about these committees and contact us by emailing volunteer@inlandbays.org.

Citizen Science Surveys

Each spring, the Center kicks off our three Citizen Science Projects: the Shorezone Fish & Blue Crab Survey (April – October), the Diamondback Terrapin Survey (May 25 – June 14), and Horseshoe Crab Survey and Tagging (May – June). To join in, contact listed team leaders at each project webpage or email volunteer@inlandbays.org


Have additional questions? Contact us at (302) 226-8105 ext. 709 | volunteer@inlandbays.org