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
- Maintaing equipment, vehicles and the facility
- Providing public outreach and education programs
- Commit to one day a week from 10am - 6pm for a minimum of six months (shift time may be flexible)
- Attend an Introduction Meeting and the all day New Volunteer On-Boarding Workshop (see dates below)
- 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 20 minute interview. Upon acceptance, you will be sent information to complete a background check and register for the new volunteer training classes.
Note: Due to limited volunteer openings at this time, our next on-boarding training has not yet been scheduled. Please click here if you are interested in recieving a notification when the volunteer on-boarding process opens.
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