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New Volunteer Orientation

The National Marine Life Center functions with a great deal of support from our amazing volunteers. Whether it is helping to file paperwork in the office, answering phones when they ring, educating the public about marine animals and rehabilitation, or working with the rehabilitation patients themselves, our volunteers are there! If you are contemplating becoming a volunteer with the National Marine Life Center, please come to a volunteer orientation. We will be having three orientations throughout the summer. Orientations are a great time to meet the staff, seasoned volunteers and potential new volunteers.  All orientations will be at National Marine Life Center and light refreshments will be served. RSVP to Joanne Nicholson, or (508)743-9888 X 302.

National Marine Life Center Volunteers and Summer Interns at the Releases of the 2010 Red Bellied Cooter Release!

National Marine Life Center Volunteers and Summer Interns at the 2010 Red Bellied Cooter Release!

June New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday June 23, 2010, 6 pm – 8 pm

July New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday July 28, 2010, 6 pm- 8 pm

August New Volunteer Orientation

Wednesday August 25, 2010, 6 pm – 8 pm

Volunteer Requirements: Volunteers must be 14 years old to work in Administration, Education and with the Headstart animals. Volunteers must be 18 years old to work with the rehabilitation animals. Volunteers maybe 12 years old if they are accompanied by a parent; there will be no direct contact with animals for anyone under 14 years old.

Without our volunteers we would never be able to educate the public, give amazing care to our rehabilitation animals, or be part of the community! Thank you to our current volunteers and we look forward to working with you!

NMLC Logo and program pics


  1. Hello!

    My daughter and I visited the marine life last weekend and she filled out the volunteer application. We were told there was an orientation tomorrow evening. I wanted to confirm this was still taking place and what time it starts as my daughter and I are planing on attending. I tried emailing both address’s listed on the volunteer page, but they didn’t go through.

    Thank you!

  2. Hi Melissa.
    Our volunteer coordinator is Adele Raphael, e-mail Our next volunteer orientation is Tuesday, April 5, at 5:30 at NMLC. Hope to see you there!

  3. Hi,
    My name is Melissa and I am interested in volunteering with you. Please contact me back with more information.

    Thank you,
    Melissa Harmon

  4. Thank you, Volunteers!

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