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.

2018-19 Volunteer Council Representatives

2017-18 Volunteer Council

Become a volunteer today!

For questions regarding volunteer opportunities, contact us.

Days & Hours

Monday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM


Spotlight!

SCIENCE SUNDAY
August 18, 2019
1:30–2:30 PM
Join us for our upcoming Science Sunday, “A New Age of Dinoflagellates: Using AI and Robots to Study Harmful Algal Blooms.”

Join our teamATTENTION TEACHERS
Inspire your students with the best field trip of the year! Discovery Lab field trip applications for the 2019-20 school year are now available. Apply NOW!

Join our volunteer teamBECOME A VOLUNTEER!
Interested in learning and sharing marine science and conservation with others? We are now recruiting Exhibit Guides and School Programs Instructors! Applications due September 1. Apply today!

SANTA CRUZ MUNICIPAL WHARF EXPERIENCE
Now–August 24, 2019
Saturdays, 12–3 PM
Learn more about Monterey Bay, from a vantage point a half-mile out to sea, without ever leaving land!

YOUR DREAM WEDDING
Booking Now–August 2020
With breathtaking views of Monterey Bay and access to the aquarium, the Seymour Center is the ideal spot for your Santa Cruz ocean view wedding. Inquire today!

SEA OTTER
AWARENESS WEEK
September 24–29, 2019
Discover the vital role sea otters play in the nearshore ecosystem during this annual recognition celebration.

TEACHER WORKSHOP
California Environmental Phenomena Summit October 3–4, 2019
Collaborate with local science experts and other educators to deepen your understanding of environmental phenomena.

JOIN OUR STAFF!
Apply to be the Volunteer Coordinator / Education Associate. Initial review date for this carreer staff position is July 4.

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