Volunteer

The environment needs YOU!

Ready to get your hands dirty? As a volunteer, there are many ways you can restore Long Island Sound’s shores and water quality and protect the land, air, and waters of your region.

We’re moving to a new system to serve you better! Soon this page will have an updated volunteer interest form. In the meantime, please send your details to info@savethesound.org and we’ll set you up to get volunteering alert emails.

  • Name
  • Zip code
  • Over 18?
  • Volunteering interest (cleanups, plantings, water quality sampling, office support, event support, other)
  • Your ideal schedule (weekends/weekdays, AM/PM, regularly or occasionally)

Or, find specific opportunities on our calendar or below, and reach out directly to the contact person. Thank you for devoting your time to our environment!

Restore habitat in your backyard

As a restoration volunteer, you’ll help remove invasive plant species and plant native grasses and shrubs to restore bird and wildlife habitat, stop erosion, and return riverbanks, dunes, and marshes to health. For more information, visit the Hands-On Restoration page or contact Annalisa Paltauf at apaltauf@savethesound.org.

Become a water quality monitor

Each summer, teams of trained volunteers test local waters in the western Sound for bacterial contamination and other signs of sewage overflows. Contact us at pollution@savethesound.org for more information.

Help stop pollution—plant a rain garden!

Rain gardens and bioswales harness the power of native plants to filter pollutants from stormwater runoff and ease flooding. To learn more about these techniques and how you can get involved, visit the Green Infrastructure page or contact Annalisa Paltauf at apaltauf@savethesound.org.

Join a Coastal Cleanup team

Each year, Save the Sound coordinates cleanup events in communities across Connecticut and New York. You can sign up to join an established shore, inland, or watercraft cleanup, or register as a Cleanup Captain to organize your own beach cleanup team! For more information and to sign up, visit the Connecticut Cleanup page or contact Annalisa Paltauf at apaltauf@savethesound.org.

Volunteer your time from home: Sign up for Action Alerts

When thousands speak with one voice, leaders listen. Sign up here to receive action alerts and stay informed about key environmental issues in Connecticut and New York. You’ll join a citizen network of more than 25,000 people making a difference for your environment.


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Friday, Dec. 2 from 12 to 1:15 p.m.
Join us for our upcoming webinar: What are the Grades? 2022 Long Island Sound Report Card Overview. We will discuss the findings, insights into the bay grades, how the data is collected, and more.

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