Satellite Beach - Volunteer Involvement Program(VIP)
Samsons Island Submerged Lands Restoration
The City of Satellite Beach and it's community partners will be participating in a pilot project to restore Indian River Lagoon (IRL) habitats through a habitat-mosaic on the westside of Samsons Island. The west side of Samsons Island has historically had seagrass habitat until the 2011 super bloom that devastated the seagrass populations in the IRL and specifically at this site. In 2007 there were 35 acres of documented seagrasses on the west side of Samsons Island. This restoration project aims to promote biodiversity by restoring three critical habitats: oysters, clams, and seagrasses. Constructing the three habitats together allows for greater resiliency at the project site, reducing the severity of the impacts from natural and urban influences. This project is made possible as part of a grant funded by the Indian River Lagoon Council, National Estuary Program lead by the City and supported by over 10 partners and implemented by community volunteers like YOU!
We are looking for both group and individual volunteers in March and April. (Dates TBA) If you or your group are interested in this opportunity, please contact Apaz@satellitebeach.org or call 321-773-6458 for more information.
Upcoming volunteer dates are listed below.
Click on the "Join us" button to view more information and to register for the corresponding date.
Friday, April 9th - Oyster Reef Build - In water opportunity - FULL
Saturday, April 10th - Oyster Reef Build - In water opportunity - FULL
Friday, April 16th - Sea Grass Mats- In water opportunity - FULL
Friday, April 23rd - Sea Grass Mats - In water opportunity - FULL
Saturday, April 24th - Clam Restoration Initiative - In water opportunity- FULL
NEW DATES WILL BE POSTED SOON!!
CLICK HERE TO BE ADDED TO OUR INTEREST LIST
Special Projects: Do you have special skills you'd like to share? Photography, video, crafts, etc.? We have a variety of special projects that could use your expertise, contact us for more information.
How do I sign up for the above volunteer opportunities?
To view a list of available opportunities and to sign up to volunteer click the Sign Up Genius button below. Dates and times will be confirmed after application approval. Our VIP coordinator will work with each volunteer to find an opportunity that meets their needs and interests.
Please check back periodically as new programs are being added on a regular basis.
Click here for Application for Adult (18 years and over)
Click here for Application for Minor (Under 18 years)
If you have any questions regarding our volunteer involvement program contact
Ana Pazderak, Satellite Beach Recreation Department at 321-773-6458 Apaz@SatelliteBeach.org
Do You Need Bright Futures Volunteer Hours?
This past year has presented many challenges for high school students to achieve volunteer hours yet the requirement for Bright Futures has not changed. Our Satellite Beach Volunteer Involvement Program is here to help. Submit the volunteer application above and email our volunteer coordinator at Apaz@satellitebeach.org to schedule a meeting. Our Volunteer coordinator will work with high school juniors and seniors to develop a plan to earn their Bright Futures volunteer hours.
Looking for even more volunteer opportunities in the City?
We are looking for volunteers who may be interested in assisting with admin duties at the Fire Department if interested please contact us for more details.
Check out our Police Department Community Volunteer Program which offers a variety of long-term volunteer opportunities such as Bike Patrol, Citizen Patrol, Stop By & Say Hi, Marine Patrol and more. Click here for more information https://sbpdvolunteers.weebly.com/