Turtle Island Restoration Network was launched by a dedicated and talented team of volunteers working together to save sea turtles. Today, we have multiple locations and many opportunities for you to get involved in ocean advocacy.

Please note that we are unable to sponsor visas to do volunteer work in the U.S. In addition, Turtle Island Restoration Network does not provide travel accommodations, housing or monetary compensation for our volunteers.

Olema, California

Membership Support Volunteer

We need your help to save endangered sea turtles and coho salmon! Everyday we receive letters, signed petitions and donations from people across the country. Now you, too, can join this movement and provide critical, behind the scenes support for our hands-on conservation efforts. We are currently seeking a membership support volunteer to work at our headquarters in Olema, California and help us process and enter data in databases and maintain accurate records of valuable company information.  If you are interested in helping us process data, please fill out our application form.

Olema, California

Restore Redwood Forests & Coho Salmon Habitat

Join us at our headquarters in Olema, California to grow, tend to, and care for native plants used to restore salmon habitat in the Lagunitas Creek Watershed! This is a great way to spend time outside learning from local naturalists about our native ecosystems. Visit our Event Calendar for upcoming volunteer events.

Galveston, Texas

Beach Cleanups, Beach Patrol & Outreach

Join us at our office in Galveston, Texas to volunteer for sea turtles! Get involved in safeguarding nesting sea turtles or volunteer with us at the Sea Turtle Action Center. If you are interested in being a volunteer in the Gulf, please complete our volunteer registration. We will respond as soon as possible!

Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

Dive Expeditions

Are you an experienced scuba diver with a passion for conservation? Join our ongoing research in Cocos Island National Park, an ocean haven for spectacular sharks, rare sea turtles, whales and abundant marine wildlife. You’ll witness crucial conservation directly at the site, and participate in any way you want. For more information email Trip Leader Todd Steiner at tsteiner@seaturtles.org.