Our society wouldn’t function without generous contributions from the nonprofit sector. From helping housing insecure families find homes to rehabilitating neglected animals, nonprofits provide all kinds of aid for the benefit of the communities they serve. Here on Tybee, there are several local nonprofits doing great work to uplift our community. If you want to give back, consider showing your support for these local nonprofits and any others that inspire you.
Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers
Tybee Clean Beach Volunteers is a grassroots organization comprised of local volunteers who collect beach litter regularly to keep Tybee’s beaches clean and pristine. During these beach sweeps, volunteers generate no additional trash, and most of what is collected is recycled or repurposed. To support Tybee Clean Beach, consider joining them on a beach sweep. Volunteers are always welcome to participate. Just check their event calendar to find out when upcoming sweeps are scheduled. You can also make a tax-deductible donation if you’d like to support them financially.
Tybee Marine Science Center
Educating visitors of all ages about local marine life, the Tybee Marine Science Center serves to preserve the island’s marine ecology and biodiversity. The center provides guided tours and activities to educate visitors, fostering an appreciation for local marine life and the Atlantic coast. The nonprofit is always looking for volunteers and has plenty of volunteer opportunities available. If you’re passionate about protecting and preserving our marine environment and the life it supports, consider volunteering with the Tybee Marine Science Center. Other ways to support the center include becoming a member or supporting their Bringing the Outside In capital campaign.
Tybee Arts Association
The Tybee Arts Association is dedicated to piquing interest in and sustaining appreciation for the visual, performing, creative and culinary arts in Chatham County. The nonprofit accomplishes this by sponsoring art exhibits and performances; offering educational programs; providing scholarships, grants and prizes to local students; and collaborating with other local organizations. You can support Tybee Arts Association by becoming a member or making a monetary donation. If you’re interested in volunteering, contact the organization to get connected.
Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc.
Formed in 2001, Friends of the Tybee Theater, Inc. is a nonprofit that works to restore and operate the Tybee Post Theater. The organization preserves the theater’s rich history while positioning it as a performing arts and cultural center that is integral to local island community. The theater welcomes volunteers to assist with productions, concessions, the box office and more. You can also support the theater by becoming a member.
Tybee MLK is a local human rights organization that is committed to advocating for social justice issues. The organization is responsible for certain special events and celebrations throughout the year, like the local MLK parade and the Juneteenth festival. They welcome anyone interested in making ‘good trouble’ in the pursuit of equity and equality for all people. To support Tybee MLK, consider becoming a member.