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Gift Store and Guest Services Volunteer

Gift Store Volunteer

The Gift Store at The Marine Mammal Center is a final highlight for many visitors to the Center, providing them with the opportunity to support our work via purchases of merchandise, Adopt-a-Seal, and donations, as well as an opportunity to get answers to any final questions about our work. The gift store plays a major role in the Center’s annual fundraising; all proceeds benefit the Center and is operated internally. 


  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Inspire visitors to support The Marine Mammal Center and become ocean stewards through programs such as Adopt-a-Seal, donations, and volunteering
  • Assist visitors with purchasing decisions, including finding sizes and providing information relating to the items 
  • Maintain the visual appearance of the store i.e. creating displays, folding, restocking, and cleaning
  • Assist with receiving of new merchandise
  • Operate a computer cash register (if desired, not required)
  • Answer questions about the Center and our work
Desired Background:
  • Customer service / retail background is great but not required. 
  • Interest and willingness to learn about marine mammals and TMMC, and interact with visitors
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time as well as frequent bending, reaching, and climbing ladders
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must have access to transportation to and from The Marine Mammal Center
  • Attend an Open House
  • Complete the prospective volunteer screening process
  • Attend an New Volunteer Orientation
  • Attending the Basic Education Workshop Class is highly encouraged
  • Commit to one 4 hour shift, once a week Monday through Sunday either from 9:30am to 1:30am or 1:15pm to 5:15pm

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