Volunteer Opportunities

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At Pacific Marine Mammal Center, we love our volunteers!

We utilize volunteers to help us with our animal care, docent & education, and Gift Shop needs.

Please note Animal Care volunteers must be age 21 or over

Docent and Gift Shop volunteers must be age 18 or over

If you are interested in an Animal Care, Docent or Gift Shop position, please click on the "Apply Here" button below.

Animal care volunteering is a unique opportunity to work with marine mammals. As a volunteer, you will assist in the treatment and care of seals, sea lions and cetaceans. **ANIMAL CARE APPLICATIONS CURRENTLY CLOSED. Please feel free to apply for our other volunteer positions or check back at a later time.

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.


  • Tuesday AM & PM

  • Thursday AM

  • Friday AM

Gift Shop volunteers greet and assist our visitors with their Gift Shop purchases and payment transactions. Volunteers help stock the gift store shelves, take simple inventory as requested, and help keep the Gift Shop tidy.


If you are 14-17 years old, you may apply for our Junior Camp Counselor Volunteer Program. As a Junior Counselor you will gain experience setting up hands on labs and activities, mentoring young children, and much more. This a fun way to earn community service hours and learn more about our marine environment. Spaces are limited and are anticipated to fill quickly. Please complete the following Junior Counselor Application and email it to: Education@pacificmmc.org


Veterinary Externships

Pacific Marine Mammal Center will be offering two types of veterinary externships during the spring and summer of 2020 and two during the spring and summer of 2021.