At The Marine Mammal Center, we are guided and inspired by a shared vision of a healthy ocean for marine mammals and humans alike. Our mission is to advance global ocean conservation through marine mammal rescue and rehabilitation, scientific research, and education. The Center relies heavily on a dynamic volunteer work force comprised of more than 1200 individuals from Mendocino to San Luis Obispo counties. Volunteers handle everything from rescuing ill and injured marine mammals to cleaning pens, preparing food, updating medical charts and administering basic medications and educating the public about ocean conservation and our work.
Volunteering at The Marine Mammal Center is fun and a great way to meet others who share a concern for wildlife and the ocean environment. Your special talents can make an important contribution!
Volunteers help in a variety of different areas including Animal Care, Rescue and Education. We ask for a minimum commitment of one day a week for a minimum of six months. To learn more and get involved, visit our website to sign up for an upcoming Volunteer Introduction Meeting.