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Volunteer with Us

​For 2022, we have started a new way to allow and encourage volunteers to sign up by identifying their skills and selecting activities and events that interest them. Your selections are not specific commitments, rather you will be contacted by a coordinator and asked to participate when the time is appropriate. You will receive a copy of your filled form by email and a record of your selections will be available to TOGA Board members and event/activity coordinators. Thank you for volunteering!

Volunteer Opportunities
When you take the Volunteer Survey you may offer your services in the following categories.

Area of Tidewater you prefer to volunteer for?

Northern Neck

Middle Peninsula



James River South Bank (Smithfield etc.)

Eastern Shore


Skills, Interests and Activities


Administration & distribution

Administrative assistance


Author articles

Document & Literature Management

Editor - Newsletter

Editor - Social Media

Editorial Work Group

Event - Float-building demonstration

Event - Presentation/Lecture

Event sales & preorder - collections, float sales, spat sales, etc.

Event sign design & installation

Event Coordinator

Event float distribution

Event logistics - transporting equipment, aquarium, oysters, tent, educational materials, tables, etc.

Event media & advertising

Event meet & greet staff - providing TOGA info, enrolling new members, renewing memberships

Event Setup & Takedown

Exhibits & Displays - build and install

Exhibits & Displays - develop content

Float & Equipment - builds

Float & Equipment - material inventory management

Grant writing

Funding Raising


Science & Research - collate and organize data

Science & Research - participate in monitoring studies

Science & Research - provide access to monitoring site

Study Coordinator

Train the Trainer

Website Administrator

Website Design

Writing Contest & Special Award Judge


Annual Meeting, VIMS, January

Spring Oyster Fair, Gwynns Island

Float building, spring and/or fall, Camp Kekoka, Kilmarnock

Float sales, spring and/or fall

Master Oyster Gardener Course, take course

Master Oyster Gardener Course, assist

Volunteer Party, time and place varies

Outreach, various community events

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