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2014 Youth Crew


Volunteering at The Marine Mammal Center isn’t just for adults! If you are a current high school student between the ages of 15 to 18, and aspire to get your “feet wet” in the marine biology field join The Marine Mammal Center Youth Crew Program. Learn how to become an ocean steward, help marine mammals, and meet new friends who share similar passions. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED FOR 2014.

Program Overview

The Marine Mammal Center’s Youth Crew Program introduces current high school students between the ages of 15- 18 to the Center’s mission and the importance of volunteerism. This experience will allow youth to work alongside adults as well as our marine mammal patients. Through this program, youth will have the chance to connect with fellow youth who share similar passions; and they will have the opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, all while gaining hands-on experience in the field of marine science! Youth Crew is a five month commitment beginning in March and continuing through July. All program participates will gain experience working on an Animal Care Crew and as an Education Docent.

Download our Frequently Asked Questions flyer about Youth Crew.

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Youth Crew Duties

Animal Care Youth Crew volunteers will work closely with their crew supervisors and fellow adult volunteers to maintain the health of active marine mammal patients. Responsibilities are at the discretion of the crew supervisor and may include cleaning pens/pools, fish kitchen, meal prep, etc.

Education Docent Youth Crew volunteers will greet and engage all guests visiting The Marine Mammal Center. They will share current patient stores and interpret any animal activity. Candidates must be comfortable interacting with visitors.

*All candidates must be 15 years of age by the time the application is submitted.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Must be currently enrolled in high school, and between the ages of 15-18*

  • Able to attend mandatory training days during throughout the program

  • Able to make a commitment to one 4- 8 hour shift for a minimum of five months

  • Able to arrange their own transportation to and from The Marine Mammal Center

  • Passionate about ocean conservation

  • Self-motivated

  • Flexible schedule

Application Requirements

  • Completed Application Form

  • (2) Essay Questions

  • (1) Teacher Recommendation

  • $50 Registration Fee (for youth that are accepted into the program only)

*Financial assistance is available for those who qualify

Application Calendar
Applications are no longer being accepted.

Applications are closed for 2014. Youth Crew applications will open Fall 2014 for the 2015 Youth Crew class.

Required Forms:

Teacher Recommendation Form

Youth Crew Waiver Form

Have any questions? 

Contact Deirdre Denmon, Youth Programs Lead

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