Become a Sanctuary Exploration Center Volunteer
Become a volunteer docent and share your passion for the sanctuary and ocean with exploration center visitors. Docents interpret exhibits to the public, conduct guided tours, assist in daily operations and participate in events and programs. Applicants must be 16 years old and are required to attend a 35-hour training program and commit to four 4-hour shifts each month. The Docent Training Program is held in spring every year.
Gift Shop Volunteer
Volunteer in the environmentally sustainable eco-gift shop at the Sanctuary Exploration Center in Santa Cruz. Working side by side with MBNMS staff, gift shop volunteers will have the opportunity to educate the public on environmentally sustainable products, assist with product placement, inventory and sales. Applicants must be 16 years old and are required to attend a 6-hour training and commit to four 4-hour shifts each month. The Docent Training Program is held in winter and spring each year.