Volunteering at PTMSC


New Volunteer Information Session
Attend a session and learn about PTMSC and the volunteer opportunities available. 
Upcoming 2020 dates are:
Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Orientations are 4-5:30 pm in the Museum classroom (building 502, on the shore)
For more information or to RSVP, contact Mandi or Gabriele at volunteer@ptmsc.org.

Volunteering with the Marine Science Center
is a great way to get involved in your community, meet new people, and take action to help the Salish Sea. Whether you’re a retired professor or a novice to marine biology, there’s room for everyone! You don’t need a science background; just enthusiasm, passion, and a willingness to try new things.

Volunteers serve as interpretive guides or “docents” in our Aquarium and Museum, help maintain aquaria and feed animals, assist with beach walks and education programs, participate in collecting scientific data in our Citizen Science research and monitoring programs, help with public outreach at festivals and events, and more. We also have volunteers that serve on the PTMSC Board or committees, organize and help with our annual fundraising auction, do photography and videography, and bring their own special skills to our mission.

Our volunteers are essential to the smooth operation of PTMSC – we couldn’t do the activities we do without their tremendous, dedicated support. Their enthusiasm and passion for our mission is what motivates our staff and our programs, and we can’t thank them enough!

Interested in Becoming Part of Our Team?

The first step in becoming a volunteer with PTMSC is to fill out our volunteer application. To find out more about volunteer opportunities, or if you have any questions, please email volunteer@ptmsc.org or call Gabriele Sanchez, Volunteer Coordinator, at 360.385.5582 X 120.

To get a more thorough description of what kinds of opportunities, experiences, and expectations the PTMSC Volunteer Program has, please take a look at the Volunteer Handbook. If you become a volunteer, this document is required reading and you'll see at the end a "Code of Conduct" to sign.

Once you're registered as a volunteer, you’ll also receive a weekly email that describes upcoming events and opportunities to which you can respond if you're interested.