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Northern Range Volunteers

Northern Range Operations Volunteers
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The Marine Mammal Center's Northern Range Operations (NRO) rescues animals from Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Volunteers in this role, commit to being on-call for one to five days a month for minimum of one year.

Volunteer duties in this role include:

  • Assessing reported marine mammals
  • Rescuing injured or sick marine mammals
  • Educating the public about marine mammals and our work
  • Transporting patients to the main hospital in Sausalito
  • Maintaing equipment and vehicles 
  • Providing public outreach and education programs
Requirements to be a volunteer in the Northern Range Operations:
  • Commit to one to five days a month to be on call in your county
  • Attend the all day New Volunteer On-Boarding Workshop (see dates and locations below)
  • To drive, you must be atleast 21 years old, have a valid drivers license and clear a Motor Vehicle Report

Prospective volunteers should be aware that rescues are seasonal, and there may be long periods of inactivity. 

Become a volunteer!

The first step to becoming a volunteer at our for our Northern Range Operations is to attend the new volunteer workshop. 

New Volunteer On-Boarding Workshop

The 2016 dates have passed. We will have training classes in Anchor Bay and Fort Bragg in early 2017.

If you live in Mendocino or Sonoma Counties and would like to learn more about volunteering, please call (415) 289-7350 or e-mail  


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