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!
When you take the Volunteer Survey you may offer your services in the following categories.
Area of Tidewater you prefer to volunteer for?
James River South Bank (Smithfield etc.)
Skills, Interests and Activities
Administration & distribution
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 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
Science & Research - collate and organize data
Science & Research - participate in monitoring studies
Science & Research - provide access to monitoring site
Train the Trainer
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