SFRC Serves: Thomas Allain

Welcome to our Summer Blog Series, SFRC Serves. We are proud to share the stories of how our students and alumni give back to their communities.



Thomas Allain


Bachelor of Marine Sciences


Thomas Allain is a Marine Sciences major in the last year of his undergraduate degree. He is also an active volunteer with the CALS academic honors fraternity, Alpha Zeta. The fraternity’s vision is to have “a global network of diverse agricultural and natural resources professionals recognizing, developing and promoting leaders with common values and integrity.”

Thomas volunteering on a beach cleanup.

Thomas says, “Every year our organization sends a group to Key West to work with NOAA on their ‘alternative spring break’ program.” This program involves work like beach cleanups and exploring the different habitats around the lower Keys with NOAA officials. He adds, “I had such a positive experience with this program that I was prompted to change majors into Marine Science. I highly encourage contacting the Key West office to determine volunteering options for your organization.” He encourages those who are interested in becoming actively involved with Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary to check out the link below.

Click here to see volunteer opportunities with the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

If you are interested in sharing your experience as a student volunteer, please feel free to click here and fill out our submission form.



Posted: July 30, 2020

Category: Coasts & Marine, Community Volunteers
Tags: Alpha Zeta, Marine Science, Sfrc, SFRCServes, Students, Volunteer

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