PROTECT Singapore shores by volunteering!

You CAN make a difference! Here are some volunteer opportunities

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Here's the latest opportunities to volunteer and make a difference for our shores.

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Join regular volunteer opportunities
There are lots of year-round opportunities to volunteer for our shores! All are welcomed to volunteer. Most do not require prior experience or knowledge, and provide some training. Register with the organiser to get updates directly from them.

Here's some volunteer opportunities by NParks for International Year of the Reef 2018.

Biodiversity Beach Patrols

Beach Patrol is a citizen science programme where trained volunteers look out for sea turtles and horseshoe crabs on Singapore’s shores. Volunteers will be trained to identify species and possible nests. Registration and on-site training provided; Email for updates and registration details. Date and more details by NParks.
Mangrove horseshoe crabs (Carcinoscorpius rotundicauda)

Marine BioBlitz - in conjunction with Reef Friends

Marine Bioblitz is an opportunity for experienced scuba divers to help document the biodiversity of Singapore, with opportunities to interact with marine biologists. Registration & guidelines for activity organisers provided; please email for program updates and registration details. Dates and more details by NParks.

Here's some on-going volunteer opportunities with interest groups and NParks.

Chek Jawa and Pulau Ubin with NParks

Volunteer with NParks to guide at Chek Jawa and other walks in Pulau Ubin, join biodiversity surveys, habitat restoration and more. More details by NParks.
Chek Jawa intertidal public walk by NParks

Coral Reef Monitoring Programme with NParks

Volunteer for this NParks citizen science programme to monitor coral reefs in Singapore's Southern Islands, particularly Pulau Hantu, Pulau Semakau, Pulau Jong, The Sisters Islands, Kusu Island and Raffles Lighthouse. Jointly organised with Blue Water Volunteers, volunteers who have experience diving in local waters are welcome to take part in this survey. More details by NParks.

The Hantu Bloggers

Join volunteers passionate about diving Singapore and Pulau Hantu. Conduct regular guided dives at Pulau Hantu, help out with other outreach work and reef surveys. More details by The Hantu Bloggers.
Diver Sherle and volunteer guide Edd Ong

Horseshoe Crab Research and Rescue with Nature Society (Singapore)

Volunteer for this citizen science programme at Kranji mudflats by the Marine Conservation Group, Nature Society (Singapore) to release horseshoe crabs trapped in nets and collect information about them. More details by MCG, NSS.

International Coastal Cleanup Singapore

Volunteer as a participant, or organise a cleanup with a group of friends and colleagues. Volunteer coordinators are also welcomed. More details by International Coastal Cleanup Singapore.

NUS–NParks Marine Debris Monitoring Programme (2017-2019)

Join this citizen science programme to collect data on marine debris found on Singapore’s beaches. Surveys held regularly throughout the year at various Singapore shores including Changi, Coney Island, Lim Chu Kang, East Coast Park, Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal. More details by International Coastal Cleanup Singapore.
Oil-slicked Tanah Merah: Litter is a problem too!

Intertidal Watch with NParks

Volunteer for this citizen science programme to regularly collect quantitative data of intertidal biodiversity on several Singapore shores. More details by NParks.

Our Singapore Reefs

Join volunteer divers who love Singapore's coral reefs. Conduct dive cleanups, participate in citizen science and help in public outreach. More details by Our Singapore Reefs.

Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative

Join volunteers determined to give Mother Nature a hand to replant mangroves in abandoned aquaculture ponds at Pulau Ubin through Ecological Mangrove Restoration. Help in mangrove cleanups, outreach through guided walks and more. Details on by the R.U.M. Initiative.
Free mangrove walk with Restore Ubin Mangroves (R.U.M.) Initiative

The Sisters Islands Marine Park with NParks

Volunteer with NParks to guide at the Sisters' Islands Marine Park and St. John's Island and Marine Park Gallery. Also help as a diver and get involved in citizen science projects. More details by NParks. See also the Sisters Islands Marine Park blog and facebook group.
Public walk at Sisters Island Marine Park (14 Aug 2014)

Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve

Volunteer with NParks to guide at Sungei Buloh mangroves and Kranji Marsh wetlands, join biodiversity surveys, habitat restoration and more. More details by NParks.
Sungei Buloh Wetland Reserve: Mangrove boardwalk


Volunteer for this citizen science programme to regularly monitor seagrasses at Chek Jawa, Pulau Semakau and Cyrene Reef, and help with outreach for seagrasses throughout the year. More details by TeamSeaGrass.
TeamSeagrass volunteers celebrating National Day on Cyrene Reef