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San Luis Obispo Volunteers

San Luis Obispo Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers at The Marine Mammal Center's San Luis Obispo Operations (SLO) rescue animals from around San Luis Obispo county, provide triage care to the patients onsite and transport the patients north for further care. Additionally, volunteers educate the next generation of ocean stewards at fairs and outreach events. Volunteers at this site commit to joining one shift a week for a minimum of six months. Click on the following links below to learn more about the responsibilities and expectations of each volunteer role at the Morro Bay facility.

Day Crew Volunteer

Outreach and Education Volunteer

Night Crew Volunteer

Patient Transport Driver

Become a volunteer!

The first step to becoming a volunteer at our San Luis Obispo location is to submit your interest below. When volunteer spots become available, everyone on the interest list will receive an email with a link to complete a volunteer application and information on the required new volunteer training. Please know that this could take several months as there are only a few trainings offered each year. Additionally, the application process is competitive and not every applicant will be accepted.

Volunteer Application Process

  • Complete the volunteer application linked below
  • Upon acceptance of your volunteer application, you will be contacted to schedule an interview
  • After your interview, you will be notified if you have been selected and asked to complete a background check and motor vehicle check
  • After you have cleared, you will be invited to attend a full day new volunteer training*, covering an overview of our organization, the different volunteer opportunities available, our organization's policies and procedures, basic animal husbandry and rescue procedures

Click here to complete the volunteer application!

There is a new volunteer training scheduled on Sunday, May 6. Please complete your application by April 30 to be considered for this upcoming training.

*Please note that this training only occurs a few times per year, so there may be a waiting period of a few months before you may begin as a volunteer.

We are currently recruiting for a few available positions on the following crews and in the following roles listed below. Apply with the link above!

  • Friday Afternoon Day Crew
  • Friday Night Crew
  • Saturday Morning Day Crew
  • Saturday Afternoon Day Crew
  • Saturday Night Crew
  • Transport Drivers
  • Outreach and Education Volunteers


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