Become more engaged with the Virginia Institute of Marine Science by volunteering. Volunteer positions are available with our outreach and educational programs and occasionally with specific research programs.
Visit the William & Mary Volunteer Portal to view the available volunteer positions. If you are interested in one or more positions, click the Apply button next to the position. Once you submit an application, the coordinator for that position will contact you. **At this time, we are not accepting any new volunteer applications due to the COVID-19 pandemic.**
Requirements for each volunteer position vary, but general requirements for all VIMS volunteers are below:
- Be at least 16 years of age
- Complete safety training with the VIMS Safety Office before conducting any work as a volunteer
- Complete required volunteer paperwork (check-in form, liability waiver, emergency contact information)
- A volunteer position may require you to commit to a certain number of hours, such as two hours per week, 15 hours per year, or more regular hours during a certain timeframe (summer, specific sampling period, etc.)
For general questions about volunteering at VIMS, please contact Sally Brooks at firstname.lastname@example.org or 804-684-7010.