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Corporate Volunteer Days


Corporate Volunteer Days at The Marine Mammal Center are a special benefit for our Corporate Sponsors, providing an exclusive opportunity for groups to experience and contribute to the daily work that is essential to the successful operation of a marine mammal hospital. Corporate volunteers leave feeling more connected to the mission of The Marine Mammal Center, and to each other.

Employees sort fish for seal feeds

"We had an excellent time at The Marine Mammal Center. The staff did a great job educating our employees about the Center’s mission and exactly what they do to rehabilitate their animals. A day at the Center is a great way to get out of the office and contribute to a good cause in a very hands-on manner." -- Michael Sahm, Senior Associate | Triage Consulting Group

As a Corporate Sponsor, your Corporate Volunteer Day at The Marine Mammal Center offers an exclusive opportunity for your employees to come onsite, learn about our mission, and work alongside Animal Care Crews, contributing to the rehabilitation of marine mammal patients.

Our Animal Care Crews are highly trained volunteer teams who look forward to introducing your group to what it's like to be a volunteer here. Our dedicated crew volunteers are required to attend multiple orientations and trainings and commit to one 8-hour shift per week for a minimum of six months; during our busy pupping season, crew shifts can be up to 12 hours in length! As a Corporate Volunteer you will get an exclusive opportunity to work directly with these crews and see what it's like behind the scenes at The Marine Mammal Center.

The day will kick off with a continental breakfast in our boardroom overlooking the Pacific Ocean as you learn about the Center's history and the scope of our work. Your group will then be led on a private tour of the Center to learn about the work you'll be doing and the patients you'll be helping. Then we'll move downstairs to the fish kitchen and animal care areas and literally get your hands dirty assisting our Animal Crews by completing tasks that might include sorting fish, cleaning animal pens, or general maintenance; whatever our patients need that day.

Your group is welcome to stay for lunch in either our ocean-view boardroom or our outdoor picnic site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, and we can arrange a catered lunch if desired. We can also help you extend your day with a beach clean-up or a breathtaking hike in the beautiful Marin Headlands.

Here is a sample schedule of what your day could look like:

8:45am - 9:00am
Arrival and Welcome

9:00am - 10:00am
Orientation and Tour

10:00am - Noon 
Hands-On Volunteer Activity

12:00pm - 12:15pm 
Conclusion, Q&A, and Good-byes!

12:15pm - 1:30pm (Optional)
Reserve our Ocean View Boardroom or picnic tables for your lunch, or we can help you select catering


Employee working in the fish kitchen

Employees on a docent-led tour of the Marine Mammal Center

Employees washing dishes
in the fish kitchen

Employees preparing fish for feeds

Corporate Volunteer Day opportunities are available exclusively to our corporate sponsors year-round. These days book quickly so please contact us soon to schedule a day for your group. Companies are invited to bring up to two groups of fifteen; our site cannot accommodate larger groups.

Sponsorship opportunities that include Corporate Volunteer Days as a benefit start at the $5,000 level. If your company is interested in sponsoring The Marine Mammal Center and participating in a Corporate Volunteer Day, please contact Jennifer Morrow, Corporate and Foundation Relations Officer at or at (415) 754-4033.

*Please note that while we wish we could offer one-day volunteer opportunities to all corporate and community groups, due to the nature of our work as an operating hospital we are unable to accommodate short-term volunteer requests. For more information on our official volunteer program, please visit the Volunteer section of our website.

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