You don’t need to be a shark expert to volunteer with us but a passion for sharks is a must!

We welcome all levels of experience but we're not insured to have volunteers under the age of 18.


Unfortunately we don't have any current in-house opportunities. These positions are limited due to staff capacity and desk space. But from time to time we'll need help with data entry, proofing and other admin tasks. Due to the nature of our work in-house roles are office based.

If you're based in Plymouth (UK) you can always send us your CV for our file. We'll then get in touch if any opportunities arise.


We attend lots of outreach events every year. It can be hard work to plan, organise and attend events, so we appreciate any help. This could be for you if you enjoy talking to people and want to gain experience educating the public about sharks. 

We are currently in the process of developing packs for volunteers to enable them to help run events in their local area (like Great Eggcase Hunts). We'll be announcing the launch of these packs via social media and our newsletter - so be sure to follow or sign up to the newsletter to find out when they're live!


Do you love the beach? Well here's another excuse to schedule a trip and help us conduct important shark research.

Around the British coast numbers of several species of skate have dramatically declined. We need your help to gather evidence that shows us where they lay their eggs. We can then work to protect these areas. Empty eggcases are often washed up on the beach and can be found all year round. Particularly after stormy weather.

Finding them is great fun and a little addictive. Be warned. A trip to the beach will never be the same.

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Everyone has skills and valuable experience to share. How can you use your talents to help shark conservation?

Below are a few ideas, but if you have other ways to contribute we'd love to hear from you.

  • Love To Write? Ever experienced an amazing shark encounter? You could write an inspiring article to raise awareness about sharks.

  • Do You Take Amazing Underwater Photographs? We're always on the lookout for high quality shark images (300dpi) to create standout materials. That's why we've created The Sharkive. You can donate images by signing up and finding out more here:
    • We particularly need images of the; Porbeagle, Nurse Shark, Goblin Shark, Sandbar Shark, Silky Shark, Greenland Shark, Thresher Shark, Nursehound, Smoothhound and Bramble Shark.

  • Are You a Coding Wiz? You could help us create some fun interactive games for our Pup's Activity Zone.

  • Are You a Teacher? Do you have knowledge of the current curriculum? Why not help us create shark materials that inspires the next generation.

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