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Volunteers: The Heart and Soul of The Marine Mammal Center


Volunteers help us rescue and rehabilitate sick and injured marine mammals, educate the public about the conservation of marine mammals and their ocean environment and so much more!

Temporary Seasonal Support Volunteer Opportunity

The Marine Mammal Center has a record number of patients on site and needs urgent volunteer support in our Fish Kitchen. The Fish Kitchen Support Volunteer commits to a four hour shift providing immediate relief to our animal care volunteers, allowing the experienced volunteers to spend more time in the pens caring for our patients. Support volunteers will assist with daily tasks such as dishwashing, kitchen cleaning, fish sorting and food preparation.

Click here to learn how to sign up for this volunteer opportunity

Become a Volunteer!
The first step to becoming a volunteer is to attend an Introduction Meeting. View the schedule and RSVP online.
Animal Care Volunteers
Join an animal care crew and provide patient care to sick and injured marine mammals.
Stranding and Rescue Volunteers
Save a life! Rescue and transport injured or sick seals and sea lions.
Education Volunteers
Become a docent, greet visitors and inspire the next generation of marine conservationists.
Join our Youth Crew
Are you between the ages of 15 and 18? Become an ocean steward and help marine mammals.
Additional Volunteer Opportunities
We have many other exciting volunteer opportunities in our Retail, Administration, Facilities and Development Departments.
Corporate Volunteer Days
Learn about the Center's missions and work alongside Animal Care Crews, contributing to the rehabilitation of marine mammal patients.
TMMC offers paid and unpaid internships in different departments. Click here to see our current opportunities.
A unique opportunity for Veterinary Medicine Students tp gain exposure to marine mammal medicine and rehabilitation.
Satellite Facilities
We have volunteer opportunities in Anchor Bay, Fort Bragg, Monterey, San Luis Obispo and Kailua-Kona, Hawaii!
Current Volunteers Only
Access to the Volunteer Only Intranet.
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