Volunteers in Sausalito help in almost every aspect of our organization. Click on the volunteer opportunities below to learn more about the training and commitment requirements for each opportunity.
Youth Crew** (High school students)
* The Marine Mammal Center is NOT accepting new applicants for Rescue & Response at this time. Those interested in Rescue & Response should check back in 2020.
** For most of our volunteer opportunities, participants must be at least 18 years old and out of high school, however, we do offer our Youth Crew Volunteer Program and Fish Kitchen Support shifts for high school students 15 years of age and older.
The first step to become a Sausalito volunteer is to attend an Open House***
Open Houses are held on site in the Discovery Classroom at our main hospital in Sausalito, CA. Registration is required as space is limited. Review the different volunteer opportunities linked above to learn more about the duties and expectations for each role. Please note that you do not need to attend an Open House to volunteer as a Fish Kitchen Support volunteer or for the Youth Crew program.
***Open House meetings focus on our regular adult volunteer opportunities for adults 18 years of age and older and who are no longer in high school. High school students interested in the Youth Crew Program will attend a different information session.
Below are the dates for our upcoming Open House meetings. Please note: Open House registration will open at noon a month prior to the event. Please check back to this page of our website to register.
2019 Open House Dates
Open House Time
|Register Online Here at Noon
on the Following Dates
|Thursday, January 3||7:00pm-9:00pm||Thursday, December 6|
|Wednesday, January 30 (FULL)||7:00pm-9:00pm||Sunday, December 30|
|Saturday, February 2 (FULL)||9:00am-11:00am||Wednesday, January 2|
|Tuesday, March 12||3:30pm-5:30pm||Saturday, February 23|
|Tuesday, March 12 (FULL)||7:00pm-9:00pm||Tuesday, February 12|
|Saturday, April 13 (FULL)||1:00pm-3:00pm||Wednesday, March 13|
|Thursday, June 13 (FULL)||7:00pm-9:00pm||Monday, May 13|
|Thursday, August 8 (FULL)||7:00pm-9:00pm||Tuesday, July 9|
|Saturday, August 17 (FULL)||9:00am-11:00am||Wednesday, July 17|
|Wednesday, October 16*||7:00pm-9:00pm||Monday, September 16|
We are NOT accepting applicants for Rescue & Response for the Oct 16 Open House
|2020 Open House dates will be posted in December 2019|
Volunteer Application Process: Following the Open House, prospective volunteers must complete an application, phone interview, and background check before being accepted into the volunteer program. Please know that volunteering at the Center may not be the right fit for everyone. Once accepted, volunteers are required to attend an Orientation Meeting and role specific training. The on-boarding process usually takes one to two months, but may be longer depending on role preference and time of year.
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