Volunteers play a vital role in helping us meet our demands throughout the year, but are especially crucial during the spring, summer and fall. The volunteer experience offers participants the ability to develop knowledge and skill in a supportive environment. There are on going educational opportunities along with many other benefits.
All volunteer applicants are required to submit a written application. Through a personal interview, we match your areas of interest with the opportunities at the Center. Volunteers coming aboard will receive an orientation, which may include preliminary or on-the-job training prior to your assignment. We welcome applications from individuals of diverse age, experience, ethnicity and physical ability.
Below is a listing of positions available on a volunteer basis. To request more information, please contact us.
By training to become an Environmental Educator, you will be helping us with the heart of our mission: to create connections to nature through personal experience. Whether you choose to assist with our most popular field program, Rocky Shore Exploration, or prefer to assist with an indoor program, you will share in our pride of promoting stewardship of our Earth.
You can offer an enriching educational experience to visitors and school children by teaching them about our animals and exhibits. Watching a visitor's "wow" moment when you show them an amazing creature hidden in one of our tanks, or point out a bit of history that surprises them, is one of the many rewarding experiences you'll have as an Exhibit Interpreter.
For those who prefer to be "behind the scenes" there are a variety of tasks for which your help would be greatly appreciated. Tasks include data input, filing and helping to prepare resources for our naturalists, and more.
Special Event Volunteer
Groups, families and individuals feel a great sense of satisfaction when they help us make one of our fun and/or fundraising events happen! Consider joining our crew for an event such as a Music-by-the-Sea Concert or BioBlitz!, or help with a special project such as a coastal cleanup or trail maintenance.
The Youth Volunteer Program is designed to give twelve to seventeen year old students the opportunity to gain knowledge and skill in a hands-on work environment, and have fun doing it. Opportunities include assisting with camp and preschool programs, teaching visitors about the animals in our tanks, and more.
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