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. Our volunteer opportunities are located in California, Texas, and Costa Rica.

Marin County, California

Restore Redwood Forests & Coho Salmon Habitat

Join us in the field or in our native plant nursery to grow, tend to, and care for native plants used to restore salmon habitat in the Lagunitas Watershed! This is a great way to spend time outside learning from local naturalists about our native ecosystems. Visit our Event Calendar or email our staff to find out details about where we will be working and how you can get involved.

Coho Salmon Habitat: Preston Brown at preston@seaturtles.org
Native Plant Nursery: Audrey Fusco at audrey@seaturtles.org

Galveston, Texas

Beach Cleanups, Beach Patrol and Outreach

We need sea turtle volunteers! Get involved in safeguarding nesting sea turtles or volunteer with us at the Sea Turtle Action Center. Email our Gulf Office Director Joanie Steinhaus at joanie@seaturtles.org to sign up and learn more.

Cocos Island National Park, Costa Rica

Research Expeditions

Join our research in Cocos Island, an ocean haven for spectacular sharks, rare sea turtles, whales and abundant marine wildlife. Learn more.



Our unpaid internships foster skill development within particular areas of interest, but require participants to engage in a variety of tasks to support the larger organizational goals. Learn more.