Get Involved! Volunteer opportunities

Friends of the Bay volunteer opportunities come in every size and shape.

Projects take place on the bay, at the beach, in the office, at school and even up Mill Creek! Some last only a few hours, while others require more of a time commitment. You can volunteer yourself, with your friends, your family, neighbors, your company, school or community group.

Volunteer for projects to help preserve, protect and restore the Oyster Bay/Cold Spring Harbor estuary and surrounding watershed! Opportunities include cleanups, research, help with streams and outfalls testing and water quality monitoring. Volunteers can also help with data entry, filing, fundraising and staffing a table at events.

For more information, please email us at or call (516) 922-6666.

 2020 Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities…

Check back for details for our next beach cleanup to be held on Saturday, March 28th from 10am – 12pm.   POSTPONED


Past Volunteer Opportunities……

2019 Past Volunteer Opportunities…

If you have some weekday mornings free, we could use a few volunteers to help with measuring marsh grass for a future project. Waders helpful.

For all you “rain chasers” how about serving as an on-call volunteer to go out on the bay in the rain? We will be venturing out to perform some storm water run-off reconnaissance.


**We are looking for volunteers for Estuary Day. You can help with the cleanup at Beekman Beach from 8 a.m. to 12 noon or with tabling. It promises to be a fun day!

April 2019 – Harbor & Beach CleanUp – April 13

Pilot Oyster Gardening Program in the village of Laurel Hollow
October 20, 2017: This summer saw the inauguration of a pilot oyster gardening program in the Village of Laurel Hollow.
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