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What We Do

Without the help and support of volunteers we would not be able to accomplish all we do. The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary strives to:

  • Provide a hands-on opportunity for the public to become involved in the protection and preservation of their sanctuary;
  • Support public education and awareness efforts on how we all may be better stewards;
  • Increase community participation in the research collection, the visitor center, the community boat building program, education, office and administrative tasks, and in representing the sanctuary at certain events and functions.

Ways to Get Involved

There are many different ways to get involved with the sanctuary. Look over the opportunities below and find the one that meets your needs.

And for more information on how to volunteer, contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

  • Research Collection Aid

    Monitor National Marine Sanctuary not only manages the USS Monitor wreck site, but in partnership with The Mariners' Museum, we also jointly manage the largest collection of metal marine artifacts and associated documents and photographs. Volunteers are needed to help organize and archive research material, preserve historic photographs and articles, and conserve maritime artifacts.

  • Outreach Events

    Throughout the year, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary participates in a variety of community-oriented events. Volunteers are needed to help make these events a success.

    Harborfest 2015
    Monitor NMS Booth and SRVx Sand Tiger at Harborfest 2015, Photo: NOAA
    Appreciating the Nation's Cultural Heritage and Ocean Resources (Logo
  • ANCHOR Program

    Planning to visit the Outer Banks of North Carolina? Check out the new ANCHOR Program to learn how you can help to protect and conserve our nation's maritime heritage resources.

    For more information on opportunities with the ANCHOR Program, contact the ANCHOR Coordinator.

    Dive with an ANCHOR operator today to help maintain these sites for the future.

  • Sanctuary Advisory Council

    The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary established its Sanctuary Advisory Council (SAC) in the fall of 2005. Since its establishment, the council has proven to be a key mechanism for identifying and evaluating emergent or critical issues involving sanctuary use and resources. The Council is also vital to having an informed constituency, serving as a liaison between constituents and/or communities and the sanctuary, thereby increasing stewardship of the sanctuary. All SAC members are volunteers.

    To learn more about how you can be involved in the Sanctuary Advisory Council visit the Advisory Council section of this website or contact the SAC Coordinator.

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