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Anchor Bay and Fort Bragg Volunteers


The Marine Mammal Center's Anchor Bay and Fort Bragg volunteers rescue animals from Sonoma and Mendocino counties. Volunteers in this role are called when there is a marine mammal is reported in their area.

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 Anchor Bay or Fort Bragg:
  • Commit to responding to reported marine mammals in your county
  • Attend the all day New Volunteer On-Boarding Workshop 
  • Anchor Bay and Fort Bragg volunteers are required to drive so 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 is to attend the new volunteer workshop offered once a year.

Click here to sign up to be notified when we schedule another New Volunteer On-Boarding Workshop.

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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