Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Weeks Bay Foundation. As an organization with a small staff, we rely on (and are very grateful for) our many volunteers. There are several ways you can get involved listed below.
Special Events: We have several events throughout the year including the Bald Eagle Bash, Alabama Coastal BirdFest, and guided paddle trips. Our volunteers do anything from helping to set up and take down, to selling tickets, serving beverages, or unloading kayaks.
Outdoor Restoration: The properties we protect require monitoring and some require restoration work. This can include the removal of invasive plants, debris and trash, or tree planting and trail construction. This requires hiking in remote wetland areas, using simple hand tools, and a love of the outdoors! We have specific restoration days on some projects, and ongoing efforts on other properties.
Clerical/Office Help: Prefer the indoors? We can almost always use an extra pair of hands in the office, stuffing envelopes, folding mailers, etc.
Groups such as scout troops and civic organizations looking for volunteer activities should call (251) 990-5004.
If you are looking to volunteer with the Weeks Bay Reserve, please call them at 251-928-9792 to discuss service options at their facilities. Some of the most needed volunteer duties are listed below.
Greeting Visitors: The Weeks Bay Visitors’ Center is free and open to the public 6 days a week. Volunteers greet and talk to guests and answer questions. Being a docent at the Reserve is a great way to meet folks in the community and share your love of the environment. The busiest days are usually Saturdays.
Educational Programs: The Weeks Bay Reserve conducts field trips for K-12 students where they learn about estuaries and coastal ecology. Volunteers are needed to assist the Education Coordinator with large groups.