Help care for some of the popular and charismatic residents of the Abbott Oceanarium! Marine mammal volunteers provide support to the animal care specialists that work with sea lions, sea otters, penguins, and birds of prey. Volunteers enjoy the messier aspects of maintaining our marine mammals by preparing a variety of frozen foods, cleaning exhibit and support areas, and assisting with other critical tasks.
These roles are physically demanding, and volunteers will be exposed to cold temperatures and saltwater. Be ready for active days of moving throughout your assigned areas, and expect to become wet and dirty over the course of a shift. While very little contact with the animals occurs, individuals gain experience and learn while working closely with our knowledgeable staff.
Please note: this role does not include work with our whales or dolphins. Animal care experience and knowledge is helpful, but not required.