Volunteer Opportunities


Wondering how you can learn about coastal Mississippi and give back at the same time? Volunteer with us!

Sign up to be notified about upcoming volunteer events by contacting Outreach Specialist Dennis McGrury: dennis.mcgrury@dmr.ms.gov

Volunteers at the Grand Bay NERR have unique opportunities to engage with and learn about the Reserve. The Grand Bay NERR works to match the interest of each volunteer with opportunities for service the Reserve has to offer. Whether you are interested in education, stewardship, research or administrative volunteering, there is something here for everyone.

Here are some examples of current volunteer projects:

  • Plant photography and photo mapping
  • Fish sorting, sampling and measuring
  • Event staffing (various Saturdays throughout year)
    • Upcoming: Star Party- December 15, 2018. Contact Sandra Huynh (sandra.huynh@dmr.ms.gov) to volunteer. 
  • Visitor center staffing (ongoing Monday-Friday)
  • Onsite K12 and adult science-based education programs (as needed)
  • Library/resource room organization
  • Invasive species control (ongoing)
  • Phenology trail (ongoing)
  • Trail maintenance (ongoing)
  • Marine debris removal/coastal cleanup

There are lots of organizations that can use your help. Learn about nearby volunteer opportunities by visiting our Volunteers Needed Web page.

For more information please contact:

Trail maintenance

Plant photography

Birdhouse repair