Volunteer

Olga Teach

Why Volunteer?

Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at the Seymour Marine Discovery Center. Volunteers are constantly learning about the latest in ocean science, marine biology, and ocean conservation. Discover the many benefits.

Volunteer Job Descriptions

Find out the many ways you can become a volunteer, including training requirements and time commitments.

How to Apply

Would you like to become a volunteer? Here’s how.

Volunteer Central

Current volunteers can log in here for important information.

Thanks to…

Sponsors of our volunteer programs include Nancy Lenz and family, Edie and Bob Rittenhouse, Fred and Jo Lynne Jones, Don Schmitz and Family, Harriet and John Deck, and David Morrell, Coldwell Banker. Without them, our programs would not be possible.


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Prospective Volunteer Information Night

Wednesday, November 28, 2018
6:30-8 PM

Learn more about becoming a volunteer:

  • Join us to hear about upcoming training opportunities and the exciting benefits of volunteering
  • Come talk with current volunteers and staff educators
  • Join us for all or part of the evening
  • Training begins mid-January 2019

Plus! Enjoy convenient after-hours shopping in our Ocean Discovery Shop.

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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