How to Volunteer at the Florida Keys' Dolphin Research Center
There are plenty of places along the Florida coast to see dolphins, swim with dolphins, or even kiss a few dolphins, but there is also one that is simply dedicated to learning about dolphins.
The Dolphin Research Center, located on Grassy Key, is a nonprofit education and research facility that hosts public programs and non-invasive research projects. The colony of bottlenose dolphins and sea lions that call the DRC home live in a natural environment and help researchers learn how they think and how they behave.
The Dolphin Research Center welcomes non-local volunteers to help their mission throughout the year. All volunteers must agree to work 40 hours per week, for a minimum of four weeks. Volunteers must also find their own housing and transportation, though the DRC can provide a list of local housing and transportation providers to help meet their needs.
To apply for DRC's volunteer program, visit dolphins.org.