Volunteers

Staff Volunteer

We depend upon community support in many ways – and our amazing volunteers contribute daily. From leading tours to feeding sharks, from teaching third graders to assisting with donor events, volunteers are the heart of the Seymour Marine Discovery Center.

Volunteers help adults and school children learn about the types of questions marine scientists ask and how they study the ocean and coastal environment. Volunteers also help visitors to understand the impacts of their own actions and to learn about the many ways they can become involved in ocean study and conservation – from long-term career opportunities to daily lifestyle choices. Volunteers work hard to instill a lasting appreciation of the role we all play in understanding and protecting the world’s oceans.

Our Volunteer Council represents the volunteers and provides input, information, advice, and recommendations on education programs and the interface with Long Marine Lab research programs. The council serves as a channel of mutual communication between volunteers, staff members and board members.
Council members serve as ambassadors and are invested in making the Center a success.

2017-18 Volunteer Council Representatives

2017-18 Volunteer Council

Become a volunteer today!

For questions regarding volunteer opportunities, contact us.

Days & Hours

Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 23 - October 1, 2017
Join us for this annual recognition of the vital role that sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem.

PARKING CHANGES
Beginning September 1, 2017, parking permits will be required. Seymour Center guests will receive three hours of free parking with paid admission.

NOW HIRING
UCSC STUDENTS
Be a part of our team! The Seymour Center is looking for qualified, enthusiastic UCSC students—apply today!

LOCALS "SEYMOUR"
IN SEPTEMBER
Santa Cruz County locals can visit the Seymour Marine Discovery Center for free any Thursday this September!

ATTENTION TEACHERS
Start planning your class field trip to the Seymour Center. Field trip information and applications for the 2017-18 school year are available now.

Kids participate in the underwater robotics workshopUNDERWATER ROBOTICS
WORKSHOP
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Learn how to build underwater Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) in this fun workshop!

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