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Additional Volunteer Opportunities


We have several volunteer opportunities in our Retail, Administration, Facilities and Development Departments. All of these positions are at our main hospital in the Marin Headlands. You can support the Center behind the scenes and contribute to its success!

Gift Shop and Guest Services Volunteer

The Gift Shop and Guest Services volunteer is a valuable role in assisting both the gift shop and entrance hall.

  • Greeting visitors entering the store
  • Engaging visitors in conversation about their visit and encouraging them to become supporters of TMMC i.e. AAS purchase, membership, volunteering
  • Informing visitors of the importance of making purchases (part of our funding base)
  • Assisting docents with tour sign-ups and payment processing.
  • Assisting other gift shop volunteers and staff with varied tasks i.e. folding, restocking, and straightening to maintain a welcoming and inviting store environment
  • Answer general and TMMC related questions from visitors
  • All other tasks as needed to provide the best visitor experience

PDF Gift and Guest Services Volunteer Description

E-Commerce Specialist Volunteer

The e-commerce specialist is a part-time volunteer position under the supervision of the Manager of Retail Operations. The position will perform tasks related to The Marine Mammal Center’s e-commerce site from regular maintenance, new product upload and related photography, to creation of e-commerce emails. The person in this role will provide friendly, timely service to both internal and external contacts, while maintaining a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

• Maintain factual, compelling and entertaining web site content, updated on a regular basis
• Upload new products to e-commerce site
• Product photography for new and existing products
• Analyze sales data and identify trends
• Create e-commerce emails relating to various seasons and events
• Conceptualize and test marketing ideas through social media, collaborating with social media volunteer

PDF E-Commerce Specialist Volunteer Description

Administrative Support Volunteer

Volunteer in a comfortable, friendly environment; enhance your office skills; boost your resume; and feel good knowing that you’re supporting a good cause.

You will assist the Administrative offices with a variety of administrative, database, and communication tasks. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Collating and mailing acknowledgement letters
  • Photocopying documents and filing of paperwork
  • Data entry and data clean-up
  • Entering class RSVP lists into the Raiser’s Edge database
  • RSVP reconciliation and follow-up
  • Collecting and mailing brochure requests
  • Making follow-up and thank you calls to donors
  • Enter mailing and solicitation actions in Raiser’s Edge database
  • Create mailing labels and help with large and small mailing projects
  • Help organize, gather and store Advancement storage items before events, fairs, etc

PDF Administrative Support Volunteer Description

Facilities and Life Support Systems Volunteer

Help facility staff with daily operations and learn valuable trade skills.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting our Life Support Systems and Facilities staff with regular maintenance and repair duties
  • Maintaining TMMC grounds, structures and life support equipment
  • Supporting other TMMC department’s daily operations

Prefered Qualifications

  • Previous experience working building maintenance, construction, wastewater treatment or another relevant trade
  • The ability to do physical work and be comfortable working in a shop environment around heavy machinery 

PDF Facilities Volunteer Description

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