Docent & Teacher Volunteer


**Please note, all potential PMMC Docents will be required to complete a Live Scan.

Time Commitment

  • Commitment of one year

  • One 3 hour shift per week - on a consistent day

  • All docents will be cross-trained to assist in the "Treasure Trove" Gift Shop as needed

  • Flexibility to assist at evening or weekend off-site outreach events

  • All our volunteers are encouraged to volunteer at our annual fundraising events


  • Age 18 or older ( If you are under 18 you are encouraged to call our education department to inquire about seasonal volunteer opportunities as a junior counselor for our Ocean Heroes and Camp Pinniped program.)

  • Ability to work well on a team

  • Prior docent or teaching experience a plus but not required

Docent Volunteer

Morning shift: 10 am - 1 pm
Afternoon shift: 1 pm - 4 pm

As a PMMC Docent, you will be joining a team of dynamic individuals who are passionate about sharing our mission and knowledge about marine mammals and conservation. Docents greet our guests and take them on a tour to view the animals in our outdoor pools. Throughout the tour, PMMC Docents share information about how we rescue and rehabilitate the animals in our care as well as why it is important and how people can get involved in our mission. Docents can also get involved with promoting PMMC’s mission throughout the community by participating in various local outreach events. 

Volunteer Teacher

Morning shift: 10 am - 1 pm
Afternoon shift: 1 pm - 4 pm

As a PMMC volunteer teacher, you will be joining a team of creative and enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for sharing knowledge about marine mammals and the environment with children and other individuals through structured educational programs. Our education programs include a presentation, a tour and hands on-activities that allow participants to learn the importance of conservation. Additionally, teachers can participate in PMMC’s ‘give back’ programs. These experiences assist children at risk, children in hospitals as well as veterans with challenges they face. Join the team and help us make a difference in the lives of others!