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Volunteers are Helping

Volunteer with us!

Oyster restoration is impossible without community support and the help of dedicated volunteers!

BOP holds regularly scheduled volunteer days on Governors Island throughout the Spring and Summer. Volunteers work alongside Harbor School students and teachers to build oyster cages, prepare recycled shell for seeding, sort and count baby oysters, and much more. Every volunteer day also includes learning opportunities, Q&A with project staff, tours of BOP hatchery, and if the weather nice we often end the day with oysters from Fishers Island on the half shell overlooking the Harbor.


VOLUNTEER to build wire mesh reef structures, oyster cages, wash and prepare recycled shells, maintain our oyster nursery, monitor oyster reefs and more

MEET new people and work alongside Harbor School students and staff

ENJOY amazing views while doing inspiring outdoor work



2018 Public Volunteer Season is now OPEN!

Join us for volunteer days starting at 10am on select dates.

More Summer and Fall volunteer opportunities to come. To stay updated on new volunteer dates sign up for our newsletter


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Corporate Day of Service Opportunities available for reservation, please email Montana at for more information.


For interest in long-term volunteering check out our long-term volunteer program!

Interested in having your own Oyster Research Station? Contact to learn about becoming a Community Scientist.