Over 200 volunteers support the Seymour Center each year. They lead tours and lessons for school groups, take care of a live animal collection, and support day-to-day operations and education programs. In return, our volunteers get a lifelong learning opportunity and sense of purpose from their commitment to conservation and sustainability.
- Give back to the community
- Learn about marine science and conservation
- Networking and relationship building
- Gain career experience for your resume
- Attend continuing education opportunities
- Contribute to conservation and stewardship
Whether you’re a student or recent graduate, a retiree, or simply looking for a change of scenery, the Seymour Center can provide meaningful opportunities for any individual or groups to lend a helping hand.
There are several different volunteer positions to choose from. Take a look to see what best fits your interests, skills, and/or future career plans. Applicants will be contacted when a volunteer recruitment opens that matches their interests.
We are currently accepting applications for School Programs Instructors only. Sign up for the newsletter to be notified when applications for other volunteer positions are being accepted.
Online application not working? Please email the Volunteer Office at:
or call (831) 459-3800
UCSC students can earn credits
UCSC student interns can receive academic credit (up to five units) by assisting with visitor and school programs as well as helping to develop projects for public displays, programs, and exhibits. Head over to Internships to learn more.