During this time of physical distancing: If you are interested in volunteering at PTMSC, please fill out the volunteer application. Once the Stay Home Stay Safe orders are lifted, and PTMSC staff are working from their offices, we will be in touch with you about the next steps. But know we have your application and are looking forward to having you as part of the team!
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, 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!
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 email@example.com 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.