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Sausalito Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities 

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.

 Animal Care Crew

 Rescue and Response


Youth Crew* (High school students)

Administrative Support

 Gift Store and Guest Services

Fish Kitchen Support*

Corporate Groups

* 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 typically held on site in the Ocean View Room at our main hospital in Sausalito, CA but for the Open House in April and May, we will be hosting a live Open House online. 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 upcoming Open House dates and their corresponding registration dates.

Check back here at noon on the registration date listed to sign up.   

2020 Open House Dates
Open House Time
Register Online Here at Noon
on the Following Dates
Friday, January 3 7:00pm-9:00pm Friday, December 13, 2019
Saturday, February 29 (FULL) 9:00am-11:00am Wednesday, January 29
Thursday, April 2 - ONLINE (FULL) 7:00pm-9:00pm- ONLINE Monday, March 2
Wednesday, May 13- ONLINE (FULL) 6:00pm-8:00pm- ONLINE Monday, April 13
 We do not have any scheduled Open Houses at this time, please check back January 2021.  
We are continuously evaluating our volunteer needs and will have a better idea as we approach 2021 and will post an update at that time.

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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