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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.

Click here to be added to the volunteer interest list!


Questions?

Email us at volunteer@tmmc.org.

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