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Volunteering is generally considered an altruistic activity, and is intended to promote good or improve human quality of life, which in return produces a feeling of self-worth and respect, but no financial gain. Volunteering is  famous for skill development, socialization and fun. It is also intended to make contacts for possible employment or for a variety of other reasons. (Wikipedia)

We run on volunteerism.

  • Administrative volunteers enter data, write press releases, track volunteer hours, and answer phones.
  • Social butterfly? Join us for a mailing and get acquainted with new folks while folding and stuffing appeals.
  • Manage our gift shop making sales, chatting with guests, even get involved in inventory and planning.
  • How about museum volunteer? Our volunteer program will train you to greet guests, teach school programs and give tours of our facility.  You might also consider volunteering in the archives, helping with collection management work or conducting oral history interviews.  Museum volunteers meet the second Wednesday of each month during the Museum Club for continuing education, projects and friendship.
  • Speaking of training: want to be a crew member on NJ’s Tall Ship? We provide free training classes to our members each spring for the upcoming season, and chances to earn your way from apprentice, crew, educator, cook, second mate all the way up to first mate.
  • Love cooking and learning new recipes? How about sharing your foodie experiences? Maybe learn how to clean a soft shell crab, or bread an oyster? Join us in the Oyster Cracker Café. Here you can polish up your waitress/waiter skills, cook, bake, greet customers and of course share fun and banter while washing dishes.
  • Maybe education is your vision. Or you’re adept at arts and crafts. Each year we have hundreds of children here in Bivalve as well as on the Meerwald eager to learn.
  • Are green practices your specialty? Share your ideas with us. Lets all work together to grow, have fun and make our world a better place.

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Print and Mail in the BCB Volunteer Registration Form or

Contact our Volunteer Coordinator at or call 856-785-2060 x 108

Access Our Volunteer Library

Volunteers have access to documents to support you in your role.  Click here for electronic access to those documents.  (The documents are password protected.  As a volunteer in good standing, you should have been given the password to access these documents.  If you do not have the password, contact the Volunteer Coordinator to gain access.)  You can print any of these documents if you prefer hard copies to read.  If you do not have access to a printer and would like us to print any of these documents for you, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Volunteer Time Sheets

As a volunteer with Bayshore Center at Bivalve, your donated time is valuable to us and we recognized our volunteers at season’s end.  Volunteers are asked to keep up with their hours and identify the areas in which they have worked.  Time sheets are always available at ‘Volunteer Central” in the office or volunteers may keep hours individually on forms accessible below.   If there are any questions, feel free to contact the Volunteer Coordinator.

Individual Volunteer Hour Log


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