Do you love the ocean? Are you curious about marine mammals? Do you enjoy talking with people of all ages? If so, become an Education Volunteer!
Education Volunteers at The Marine Mammal Center
Education Volunteers play a vital role in promoting public awareness of marine wildlife and the Center’s work. They inspire visitors to better appreciate the ocean and help protect the animals that live in it. This is a unique opportunity to help marine mammals in need and to foster a caring attitude in other people, especially youth.
You can help at several locations:
- Our main hospital and education facility in the Marin Headlands in Sausalito, California
- At PIER 39 (the popular haul-out for wild and healthy California sea lions) in San Francisco, California
- Throughout the San Francisco Bay Area at a variety of fairs and events
- Education Volunteers must attend a 2-day training series to learn about marine mammal conservation and ocean issues with a focus on the animals we rehabilitate
- Work at least 16 hours a month (one 4-hour shift a week) for at least one year after training
- Volunteer assignments include indoor and outdoor shifts in varying weather
- Registration for the training classes and a $50 training fee is required; the fee can be reduced or waived if it’s a hardship
The next Education Volunteer Training is a 2-day training on Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 10 am - 4 pm at The Marine Mammal Center. Attendance at both days is required. To RSVP or inquire about more details, please email email@example.com.
Remaining 2013 Trainings (all trainings held at The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito):
Saturday, June 1 and Sunday, June 2 from 10 am - 4 pm
Wednesday, October 23 and Thursday, October 24 from 10 am - 4 pm
Typically, education volunteer trainings are held 4 times a year (one each season).
This is a comprehensive training designed to ensure that volunteers learn information about marine mammals, The Marine Mammal Center, and ocean health, but also techinuqes of best ways to engage visitors. Classes are held at our main facility in the Marin Headlands (in Sausalito, California) and run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Topics include natural history information of marine mammals; the fundamentals of our rehabilitation, research and education facility; problems facing our oceans; and strategies to communicate effectively with visitors. Applicants should enjoy learning about marine life and sharing their knowledge with others. Please help us advertise: tell your friends, family and co-workers about this upcoming training for new Education Volunteers.