• Participants must complete at least 8 hours of community service per week to remain in the program.
  • Applicants with animal cruelty or abuse charges are not eligible for the program.
  • ​Participants with drug charges are not eligible to fulfil their hours in the hospital, and must fulfill their hours elsewhere in the Sanctuary.
  • All participants must be 18 years of age or older.
  • All participants must posses a valid drivers license, state ID, or U.S. passport.
  • All applicants must sign a confidentiality agreement and Sanctuary release form releasing the Sanctuary of any responsibility for injury or illness.
  • All participants must abide by the Sanctuary's dress code and code of conduct.
  • The Sanctuary is a drug and alcohol free workplace. No exceptions will be allowed.
  • Children and/or all other persons other then the Sanctuary's Community Service Program participant are not permitted to accompany the participant during their scheduled time.
  • A participants performance can be revaluated at any time, and their enrollment in the Community Service Program can be terminated at the discretion of Sanctuary management at any time.
  • Visit the Sanctuary Gift Shop Tuesday - Saturday between 9:00am and 3:00pm.
  • Call the Sanctuary at: 727-391-6211.
  • Email the Sanctuary at: volunteer@seasideseabirdsanctuary.org

For more information on the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary Community Service Program:

  • Scrub hospital cages.
  • Sweep & mop floors.
  • Empty trash & recycle bins.
  • Wash & vacuum Sanctuary rescue vehicles.
  • Paint
  • General facility repairs and maintenance.
  • Drain, Scrub and refill pools, bird baths, and fountains.
  • Scrub benches.
  • Rake pens and pathways.
  • Wash dishes.
  • Wash & dry Laundry.
  • "Adopt-a-mile" roadside trash removal.

As part of our commitment to community involvement, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary has adopted a Community Service Program. In partnership with the local court system, the Seaside Seabird Sanctuary's Community Service Program provides constructive and proactive opportunities for individuals to work off their court-ordered community service hours. The program is an alternative to incarceration for criminal offenders, allowing them to work-off their court fines by performing duties around the Sanctuary.

*The duties outlined above are a general overview of the types of duties participants will be doing. Participants may be asked to do other duties not listed above.