World Ocean Day is a global event that brings attention to the importance of our oceans and encourages individuals to take action to protect and preserve them. World Ocean Day rallies the world for ocean and climate action on 8 June and throughout the year. In Miami, this special day offers unique opportunities for locals and visitors alike to get involved and make a positive impact. If you’re passionate about ocean conservation and want to contribute your time and energy, here are some fantastic places where you can volunteer for World Ocean Day in Miami.


Third Annual World Ocean Weekend Celebration at W South Beach

WHEN: Saturday, June 3 from 8AM-12PM and 5PM-7PM

WHERE: W South Beach

8AM – 12PM – Collins Avenue Beach (in front of W South Beach)

W South Beach has partnered with Blue Scholars Initiative and ARTSail to create an exciting roster of programming to spread ocean awareness through community engagement and volunteer impact. Free and open to the public, attendees can participate in an open water exhibition swim with Full Circle Coaching; beach pilates with Pilates for the People; a ceremonial paddle-out with Surfrider; Citizen Science Beach Blitz with The International SeaKeepers Society and GEN2050; beach cleanup with Clean Miami Beach and special remarks by City of Miami Beach Mayor Dan Gelber. Register here.

5PM-7PM – W South Beach 

On Saturday evening, the celebration continues in W South Beach’s Great Room with the Sheroes of the Ocean panel discussion beginning at 5PM, followed by a cocktail reception and film screening of the San Francisco-based International Ocean Film Festival at 7PM. The Sheroes panel will highlight the stories of inspiring women from the activist, scientific and creative space, who are engaged with the preservation of our ocean. Tickets are $30 and can be purchased here.


June 4 – Phillip and Patricia Frost Museum of Science

On Sunday, June 4 From: 11:00 AM To 04:00 PM! Dive into the work Frost Science and local conservationists are doing to save our coral reefs, protect our coastlines and raise awareness about the importance of clean, healthy oceans. You’ll hear from some amazing scientists about marine animals and plants, cleaning plastic from the oceans and much more. World Ocean Day programming is free with paid museum admission.


World Ocean Day Miami presents a remarkable chance to contribute to ocean conservation efforts and be a part of positive change. By volunteering your time and skills, you can actively participate in activities that promote awareness, protect marine ecosystems, and inspire others to join the cause. Whether it’s through beach cleanups, research initiatives, educational programs, or community events, there are numerous ways to get involved and make a meaningful impact on World Ocean Day. Together, let’s preserve and celebrate the beauty and significance of our oceans for future generations.