Want to make a difference for our ocean and waterways? We’d love to work with you! Check out the ways to get involved below!


Become an Inland Ocean Ambassador

Passionate ocean advocates seeking a leadership role in their community are able to join our Inland Ocean Ambassador Certification Training. Through our four virtual training sessions, Ambassadors will learn the skills to lead awareness efforts in their local area, become familiar with IOC’s programs and campaigns, and turn training into action on local and national scales.

Training topics include effective organizational storytelling, marine protected areas, plastic pollution, hosting and managing events, and current policy issues. 

Upon completion of the virtual training sessions, Ambassadors will be asked to complete 30 volunteer hours before graduation. Some take legislative action through Op-Ed pieces or meetings with congressional leaders. Others help build IOC campaigns or work on advisory committees. We also encourage our Inland Ocean Ambassadors to join chapters near them or start a new chapter in their community.

Key details:

  • Ages 15 and up
  • Minimum $5 monthly donation for 4 weeks

Start your Inland Ocean Ambassador journey by clicking the link below to learn more. 

Find Your Chapter

Meet your chapter leads and work with them to create local events and spread awareness in your area. By working with your chapter, you have the chance to work on events like tabling, monthly blue drinks, and other outreach in communities, schools and beyond. Chapters can also work to support campaigns digitally, and to act out in the real world through creek and river clean-ups. 

Click here to see if there's a chapter near you!