How to Apply

In addition to making an impact on our community, volunteers enjoy many benefits including learning about marine science in the Monterey Bay and current research from experts. Volunteers also receive discounts in the Ocean Discovery Shop and can attend special lectures and field trips.

UCSC student interns can receive academic credit (up to 5 units) by assisting with visitor and school programs as well as helping to develop projects for public displays, programs, and exhibits.

Download a volunteer application.

Email or mail a completed application to:

volunteers@ucsc.edu

Volunteer Office
Seymour Marine Discovery Center
100 McAllister Way
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

*Applications submitted via email are strongly preferred at this time.

Spotlight!

OCEAN DISCOVERY SHOP NOW OPEN!
Saturdays, 11 AM–3 PM
Now–December 19, 2020
Join us for outdoor, in-person shopping this holiday season! Find gifts for all ages.

ADOPT A MONK SEAL
Support Hawaiian monk seal conservation—and enjoy a truly unique gift for the holidays—with our Adopt a Monk Seal package, available at the Seymour Center’s Seaside Shopping!

CALLING ALL STUDENTS!
Dive into the Seymour Center challenge to engineer an invention to solve a type of plastic pollution problem affecting our watersheds and oceans.

LABSIDE CHATS
December 10, 2020
3:30 PM PST (special time!)
Tune in to our last Labside Chat of 2020 to explore the intricacies of marine mammal physiology with Shawn Noren, Ph.D.

SERENE MARINE MOMENT
Drift peacefully among curious juvenile rockfish and a shiner surfperch currently housed in the Seymour Center’s "SMURF" tank in this short video.

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