Volunteer & Internships

Save The Bay has suspended all volunteer and internship activities, including beach cleanups, until further notice. We will continue to update this page with new information as it becomes available.

Questions? Contact Save The Bay’s Volunteer and Internship Manager, July Lewis at jlewis@savebay.org!

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 our highlights below!



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.


May 8, 2020

Dear Friends, Supporters and Community Members, 

Save The Bay’s facilities in Providence, Newport and Westerly will remain closed until June 1 in response to COVID-19. All volunteer, internship and public programs will remain suspended during this time.

Our staff remains dedicated to working on our mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay from home. As always, we are accessible via email (listed on our website), or on FacebookInstagram or Twitter.

Students of all ages are invited to tune in to our Breakfast by the Bay live stream on Save The Bay’s Facebook page on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. Join us to learn about Bay species, habitats and more!

Unable to watch the video live? Catch the video later in the day on our Youtube page