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Help Wanted Volunteer opportunities

Friends has volunteer opportunities throughout the year. Please check out the upcoming events and dates and let us know if you’d like to help. No experience needed, we will train you if you are new to one of our volunteer activities: 

Pinellas Refuge Bird Surveys

  • Sat., December 16 and 31.

  • Reply to sign up, the boat fills up fast!

2017 Festivals

Volunteer or if you don’t have time just stop by and say hello.

  • Holiday Hoopla, Gulfport – December 9 from 10 am to 6 pm.

Reply to this email to sign up – note day and if you want morning, afternoon, or all day shifts.  

Docents Egmont Key Guardhouse Education Center

December 26 – January 1

Docents needed over Thanksgiving and Christmas season as well as 2018 spring break weeks. Sign up on the doodle poll or call Barb Howard 727 512-4914 to schedule.  Transportation on the ferry is free for the Guardhouse docents.  We have lots of open dates still available.

If you’d like to volunteer to help on any bird surveys, in the Guardhouse as a docent, or at the festivals please contact Barb or 727-343-1272. 

Ales & Wild Tails Educational programs 2nd Wednesday of the month

6 pm sharp – 111 2nd Ave NE, St Petersburg in the courtyard at the Ale & the Witch.  No reservation needed. Visit our FB page to discover this month’s program.

Pinellas Cleanups & exotic control

To be announced.

To volunteer contact Barb 727-343-1272 or email

On Going Fund Raisers

  • Help Friends raise money by using the search engine  When the site asks “Who do you search for?”,  type Friends of Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges and click Verify. The site should respond with Friends of the Tampa Bay National Wildlife Refuges, St Petersburg, FL. For each search you make through Goodsearch, 1 cent is credited to Friends.  If you shop online, follow the shop link at Goodsearch to your favorite stores and a portion of your purchase price will be donated to Friends. Help support this painless and easy way to raise funds for us!
  • You can purchase high quality re-manufactured ink cartridges at our link Friends receive a 15% donation from you purchase.  We also raise funds by collecting and recycling ink cartridges. They can be brought to any meeting or event.
  • Shop at put Friends of Tampa Bay NWR in the company spot on your order form and Friends will receive a donation – shop now, this is for a limited time.

Board Meetings

Board/planning meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at Brooklyn South, 1437 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33705. (map) Join us at 6 p.m. to socialize and have a bite to eat, the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. If you would like to participate please send an email to