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***3/15/2022 Update: Great news! A small amount of volunteers will be allowed at several designated Ocean Count sites!

***Please read the below information prior to registering.

***Volunteers: Only a handful of volunteers, 5-10 being the max will be allowed at various sites but that is dependent on the following:

  • Site access permit allows general volunteers to join site leaders

  • Site is able to accommodate physical distancing

  • ***Hosting volunteers is covid-19 dependent and could change if state/county rules change during event months. If this happens the coordinator will reach out to all registered volunteers to say general volunteer participation is canceled.

  • At this moment although these are outdoor events, we are recommending anyone participating in the 2022 events to wear a mask and physical distance as a safety precaution.

***Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate large volunteer groups so we will not be accepting volunteer group applications for 2022.

***Volunteer registration is very limited and the registration link will be live 3/16/2022 at 12 pm HST. Registration will close 3/23/2022 at noon HST.


  • be willing to attend the full event which runs from 8am to 12noon
  • check out the resources page for the Ocean Count Volunteer Behavior Data Sheet Prep doc
  • note this will require arriving at your site prior to 8am for initial instructions
  • register for each Ocean Count event date that you wish to volunteer
  • register for each person; one form only accounts for one person this is to ensure number of volunteers are accurate and within the limits. This includes children.
  • have an accurate contact email(preferred) and/or number for your registration to receive any important event updates
  • note that registration is NOW open! Registration link went live 3/16/2022 at 12 pm HST.
  • Registration will close 3/23/2022 at noon HST.

If you have questions, please contact oceancount@marinesanctuary.org.