Become a Volunteer!
We are a small museum. Volunteers are essential to us continuing to be a great community resource and fulfill our mission to inspire discovery, wonder, and stewardship of our natural world.
please complete a Volunteer Application To bEGIN volunteering at the Museum or Monarch Sanctuary.
There are many different volunteer positions available, with varying levels of commitment. If you do not see a position that suits you, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, to discuss alternative volunteer positions.
Welcome guests and support school field trips while sharing your knowledge and love of
the natural animals, flora, and geology that make California's Central Coast unique.
Come work in our cozy gift shop. Talk with a wide variety of the public while generating financial support for the Museum.
Spend your time at the lovely Monarch Sanctuary in Pacific Grove talking with visitors from around the world about our special winter home for monarch butterflies.
Our Native Plants Garden needs your care. Come help maintain it’s beauty as you learn about the native flora of the Central Coast.
- Science Saturday & Event Volunteers
Become a volunteer for our community Science Saturdays, lectures, exhibition openings, and/or fundraising events.
- Black Oystercatcher Monitor Volunteers
Observe black oystercatchers at specified sites along the recreation trail in Pacific Grove or in Pebble Beach.
Meet our Volunteer of the Month
My name is Pascale Montgomery, and I am currently a sophomore at Carmel High School. I am passionate about science and music, and I especially love going on long runs and hikes with friends at Point Lobos and Garland Ranch. I remember dreaming of volunteering at the museum when I was in grade school, and now I feel so grateful that I have the opportunity to do so. I enjoy volunteering at Science Saturdays and am especially excited to start volunteering for the Plankton monitoring program.