Supporting Shoals: Volunteer Corps.

Volunteers help make the "Shoals experience" a reality for its participants, and have been an integral part of life on Appledore since the beginning of the Lab. Every campus building has at one time been re-painted, re-shingled and lovingly maintained with the help of our steadfast Shoals volunteers. Throughout the years, volunteers have also helped build the pole barn, double the size of the dive locker, and pour the foundation for the Werly fuel tanks. Each year an army of volunteer cleaners scour the campus by washing windows, and scrubbing floors, while caring for and maintaining microscopes, meters and plankton nets. Browse our Volunteer photo gallery!

This year's volunteer weekend will be Friday, May 9 through Monday, May 12, 2014; stay tuned for more details!

Sleeping bag OR Twin Sheet set, pillow case, washcloth/towel, clothes for all types of weather, rain gear, and flashlight (SML provides one pillow and two blankets per bed).

Friday: Dinner 6pm
Saturday: Breakfast 7:30am, Lunch 12:30pm, Dinner 6pm
Sunday: Breakfast 7:30am, Lunch 12:30pm, Dinner 6pm
Monday: Breakfast 7:30am

For Volunteer Weekend updates, please visit our online calendar: 

volunteer opportunities exist throughout the year as well; volunteers can support the Lab's academic program by serving as a research mentor or tour guide, or by helping our ongoing recruiting efforts based at Cornell, UNH and on the Seacoast.
Interested? Contact Coastal Coordinator, Pam Boutilier at (603) 430-5220 OR 

REQUIRED FORMS: What do I need to complete and how?
ALL VOLUNTEERS are required to complete the following forms:
(1) Volunteer Agreement Form (PDF);
(2) Volunteer Profile Questionnaire (PDF) to tell us about your skills!
(3) Emergency Contact Form (PDF)

Please fax (603) 430-5221 or mail forms to Pam Boutilier:
Shoals Marine Laboratory, Creek Farm, 400 Little Harbor Rd., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Please take the time to look at SML's/Cornell Volunteer Policy on-line

Children between the ages of 15 -18 are permitted to attend and volunteer, but must be accompanied by an adult (parent or guardian). A Parental Consent Form (PDF) must be completed for each child.

Please see our ADULT and FAMILY EDUCATION PROGRAMS for options for children and families who wish to visit SML!

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