Volunteers are key to the National Marine Life Center’s success. Every hour of service is a valued contribution. From education to animal care, facilities to administration, fundraising to marketing, there is a volunteer experience for everyone! Click Here for a Volunteer Application. For more information, contact Adele Raphael, volunteer coordinator, at 508-743-9888 x303 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step one is to attend a New Volunteer Orientation, where you can learn more about the National Marine Life Center and our current volunteer opportunities. Our 2013 orientations are scheduled for the following. RSVP to Adele at the number above.
- Wednesday, February 6, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Thursday, April 11, 3 – 5 p.m.
- Tuesday, June 4, 4 – 6 p.m.
- Monday, August 12, 5 – 7 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 2, 2 – 4 p.m.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Discovery Center Docents
~ Greet the public
~ Guide guests around the Discovery Center
~ Explain NMLC mission statement, purpose and answer questions
~ Engage public in Discovery Center activities and exhibits
~ Run hands-on activities in the Discovery Center
Education & Outreach Volunteers
~ Represent NMLC at festivals and fairs
~ Present programs to camps and school groups
~ Run hands-on activities
~ Develop education programs
~ Research new and exciting ways to construe information about marine animals and strandings
~ Maintain archive of articles on NMLC and marine animals
~ Mail newsletters and annual reports
~ Assist with filing, answering the phone, inputting data, photocopying
~ Assist at fundraising events
~ Enter fundraising data
~ Research prospective donors and grantors
~ Search for opportunities (events, kiosks) for NMLC to present itself
~ Build and update exhibits
~ Facility maintenance (painting, plumbing, construction)
~ Yard Work (Weeding & Planting flower beds)
Animal Care Volunteers
~ Clean tanks, weigh, measure and feed animals
~ Maintain cleanliness of clinic
~ Keep proper protocols, procedures and maintenance
Note: Volunteers must be at least 14 years of age. Animal Care Volunteers must be at least 18 years old and go through additional training with our Animal Care Technician.
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