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Four gray whales have recently washed ashore—yes, it’s heartbreaking. You can help researchers find solutions through science for suffering marine mammals when you give today. In fact, your gift will be matched, doubling your impact.

Yes, I want to help find solutions for whales!

gray whale on Angel Island shore
veterinarians draw blood from a patient

The Marine Mammal Center is an equal opportunity, nonprofit employer committed to social and environmental equity.


Rescue & Response

Response Dispatcher, Part-Time

The Response Dispatcher is a foundational role in our call center and is often the first point of contact with the public. Reports regarding distressed marine mammals and sea turtles are received through our hotline. The Dispatcher evaluates the call, provides detailed documentation of the exchange and facilitates any needed response. The Dispatcher is also responsible for coordinating patient releases, scheduling call-center coverage, performing data entry and providing general support of the Response team. Team members in our call center are often faced with a fast-paced, high call-volume involving stressful situations. The Dispatcher provides a sense of quiet competence and an ability to multi-task that allows the Center’s team to function calmly and effectively.

Sausalito, California • Part-time • Posted April 15, 2021


Internships & Externships

Please check back with us regularly to learn of future internship and externship openings.

Dr. Emily Whitmer provides hands-on training during a sea lion exam

Train and Learn Alongside Our Experts

The Marine Mammal Center is the largest marine mammal teaching hospital and a critical training ground for veterinary professionals from around the world, combining high-quality animal care with a hands-on learning environment.

Learn More

We are all one community, compassionate and respectful of each other as we work together to accomplish our mission.

  • We engage in honest, thoughtful communication and remain open to feedback and new ideas.
  • We embrace diversity and bring a positive approach to our work as a team.
  • We take pride in what we achieve together and continually strive to learn and improve.
  • We build trust by honoring commitments, taking responsibility for our actions and assuming good intentions in others.
two volunteers throw fish into a pool of sea lion patients


Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are the heart and soul of The Marine Mammal Center. You can help rescue and rehabilitate marine mammals, educate the public, and so much more.

See volunteer opportunities