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Monterey Bay Volunteers

     

The Marine Mammal Center's Monterey Bay Operations (MBO) rescues animals from both Santa Cruz and Monterey counties. Volunteers at this site commit to joining one day crew a week for a minimum of six months.

Volunteer duties at this site include:

  • Assessing reported marine mammals
  • Rescuing injured or sick marine mammals
  • Providing patient triage care
  • Educating the public about marine mammals and our work
  • Transporting patients to and from the facility
  • Maintaining equipment, vehicles and the facility
  • Providing public outreach and education programs
Requirements to be a volunteer at Monterey Bay Operations:
  • Commit to one day a week from 10am - 6pm for a minimum of six months (shift time may be flexible)
  • Complete the on-boarding process, including an application, phone interview, and background check
  • Attend an all day New Volunteer On-Boarding Workshop
  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • To drive you must be at least 21 years old, have a valid drivers license and clear a Motor Vehicle Report

Prospective volunteers should be aware that rescues and animal care at MBO are seasonal, and there may be periods of inactivity. 

Become a volunteer!

The first step to becoming a volunteer at our Monterey Bay location is to complete a Volunteer Application. Please note that the application process is competitive and only complete applications will be accepted. Upon approval of your application, you will be contacted to schedule a 30 minute interview. Upon acceptance, you will be sent information to complete a background check and register for the new volunteer training classes.

If you are interested in recieving an application for the next recruitment period, please submit your information here to be notified when we open more volunteer positions.


Questions?

Email us at mbo@tmmc.org.

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