Volunteer & Internships

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Save The Bay.

Every year, more than 4,000 volunteers play a vital role in every aspect of Save The Bay’s work—from supporting special events and tackling beach cleanups to assisting administrative housekeeping, habitat adaptation and more. Without volunteers, we couldn’t accomplish all that we do to protect and improve Narragansett Bay. Whatever your interest, whatever your availability, chances are we have a volunteer opportunity to fit your needs!


Our volunteer portal is powered by Galaxy Digital!

Here’s how it works: 

  • Enter the volunteer portal here, or by clicking any of the highlighted needs on this page to browse for volunteer opportunities.
  • Create an account in our portal to sign up for projects and to get monthly emails with the latest volunteer opportunities.
  • Log in to your account to sign up, track your hours, and check your upcoming schedule.

Questions? Need help signing up? We want you on our team!
Contact July Lewis at jlewis@savebay.org or 401-272-3540 x130.

Volunteer Needs Spotlight

Looking to make a difference? Start by exploring the highlighted opportunities here!

Join A SHORELINE CLEANUP

Volunteer at the Exploration Center and Aquarium

Apply for an internship


Volunteers at Work

2019 International Coastal Cleanup

"Volunteering has given me the opportunity to educate myself and others about Narragansett Bay. I plan on using the knowledge I have gained in my future career as a marine biologist."
- Olivia Ahern, Newport, RI

*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.

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