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Volunteer @ SharkCon 2024 (Signup deadline is 6/5)

  • 07/13/2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • 07/14/2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Florida Fairgrounds Expo Hall



One of our most popular volunteer opportunities of the year!!!  Hours go towards the 2024-2025 season since this is a July event.  Four shifts available - either Saturday or Sunday working from 8-3:30 or 8-5.  That's up to 9 hours of volunteer credit in one day!  Volunteer hour credits based on how long you work.

SharkCon, hosted by YMKN's own Spencer and Sara Steward, comes back to the Florida Fairgrounds Expo Hall bigger and better in 2024 with the stars of the shark world, celebrities, photographers and more!

Volunteer activities may include manning a ticket or information booth, working security, etc....nothing strenuous or where you'll get dirty AND IT'S AIR CONDITIONED!!!!!.  

Important Information:

  • DEADLINE TO SIGN UP IS MONDAY, JUNE 2nd!!!  This is so the volunteer t-shirts can be ordered.
  • In addition to registering here, please send an email to with your name, that you are with YMKN, the shift you selected and your t-shirt size.
  • All volunteers will receive a t-shirt, lunch and two free passes that can be used either day of the event.
  • All volunteers will get a 1 hour break for lunch and other breaks as needed. 

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SharkCon is a full-fledged “Con” in every way. There numerous FREE engaging activities for you and the kids to sink your teeth into, but that’s just where the fun-frenzy begins. There are speakers from Shark Week, National Geographic, and Animal Planet. There are over one hundred vendors of shark and ocean related merchandise, including, but not limited to jewelry, art, clothing, & collectibles. Learn how you can enjoy the ocean even more with indoors scuba diving with professionals as well as other water sports.

SharkCon is more than just a great time. It is an event dedicated to raising awareness about shark and ocean conservation, as well as substainability. It raises money for ocean and shark conservation efforts, which are undertaken by our partners at SharkCon. We want to ensure the health of the oceans for generations to come! All of this great SharkCon wonder is included in the price of admission.

SharkCon has invited groups in the local community, such as Tampa Bay Watch & Florida Fish and Wildlife, as well as global organizations, such as National Geographic and OCEARCH. There are numerous free engaging activities for families to sink their teeth into. This year features speakers from this year’s National Geographic’s SHARKFEST as well as scientist and personalities from Aquariums, Field Research, Shark Week, & Animal Planet. There are over 150 vendors of shark & ocean related merchandise & a dozen non-profits to engage guests & show them how they can get involved in saving the oceans. Guests also have the opportunity to have some physical fun by trying indoor scuba diving with trained professionals sponsored by Trilogy Dive Center.

About us

Ye Mystic Krewe of the Nautilus is a 501c3 organization dedicated to having fun while promoting philanthropy, environmental awareness and conservation of our beautiful Tampa Bay Area.  We do this through participation in the Gasparilla parades and related events, as well as a variety of hands-on activities with our charitable partners. 

Our mission is to promote Florida environmental awareness and conservation through friendly partnerships, education, charity sponsorship and community service. We volunteer and participate in various clean-up and conservation projects in the Tampa Bay area.  We also raise funds for the 1 Voice Foundation in order to enhance current programs for children & families fighting pediatric cancer.

Become a member

Ready to join?  Have more questions?  

Fill out the information request form on our Become A Member page and someone from the Krewe will get back to you quickly.


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