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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. Conservation Education volunteers educate the next generation of ocean stewards at fairs and outreach events. Patient Transport Drivers are essential to getting our patients to our main hospital for longer-term care. Facilities and Equipment volunteers are people who enjoy contributing through hands-on projects to keep our operations running at their best! 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

Conservation Education Volunteer

Night Crew Volunteer

Patient Transport Driver

Facilities and Equipment Volunteer


Become a volunteer!

Volunteer Application Process

  • Complete the volunteer application
  • 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 the 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

We onboard new volunteers in San Luis Obispo, once to twice a year depending on our volunteer needs. The first step to becoming a volunteer in San Luis Obispo, is to fill out an application. Our next New Volunteer Training is on Saturday, January 25, 2020, fill out the application below by January 22 to be considered for this training.

Click here to fill out an application!

Volunteers 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 at our main hospital in Sausalito. 


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