Two volunteers for the sea turtle division wearing life vests and hold flags smile at the camera
Volunteers are an important part of many operations at Padre Island National Seashore, including assisting the division of Sea Turtle Science and Recovery.

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Do you enjoy exploring and learning more about the world around you? Are you ready to share your time and talents to help us protect and preserve this special place? Consider volunteering with us! Volunteers are an important part of the National Park Service and help us fulfill our mission and goals for conservation of our nation’s precious resources for generations to come.

Many unique volunteer opportunities are available at Padre Island National Seashore for individuals, groups, and scout troops. Opportunities include working at the Malaquite Visitor Center and interacting with visitors, assisting with Turtle Patrol efforts, leading guided bird tours and other programs, beach clean-ups, campground hosting, and much more. For more information on how you can be a volunteer, contact the park's volunteer coordinator to learn more and fill out an application.

Last updated: December 24, 2021

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Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 181300
Corpus Christi , TX 78480


(361) 949-8068
This is the primary phone number for the Malaquite Visitor Center at Padre Island National Seashore.

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