The Marine Mammal Center

The Marine Mammal Center is a leading rescue, rehabilitation and release facility for marine mammals.

It treats almost 600 animals a year. Volunteer crews work on a 24-hour shift, 365- days a year.

SPECIES: Marine mammals, primarily pinnipeds.

HABITAT: Pacific coast.

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION: Northern California (San Francisco).

TRAVEL INFORMATION: Airplane to San Francisco, then by car.

DURATION: Flexible.

PERIOD: Volunteers are accepted year round but are needed most during high season (March to August).

AGE: Min. 18.

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS: Ability to work as part of a team and with wild animals.

VOLUNTEERS WORK: Volunteers prepare food, feed animals, restrain animals for tube feeds and physical exams, clean pens, wash dishes, do laundry, administer medication, weigh animals and chart all observations. The shifts run from 6?12 hours depending on the season. Training is provided. .

LANGUAGE: English.

ACCOMMODATION: No accommodation available.

COST: Volunteers must provide accommodation, food and transportation. There is no public transportation to the site. Volunteers can reach the site by bicycle.

LONG TERM: Volunteers can remain as long as they like.

APPLICATION: After admission volunteers must attend an orientation upon arrival and complete a liability waiver.

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