Volunteer

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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. 

  • Museum Docents

         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.

  • Museum Store
    Come work in our cozy gift shop. Talk with a wide variety of the public while generating financial support for the Museum.

  • Monarch Docents
    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.

  • Gardeners
    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

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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.

 

MEET OUR VOLUNTEER OF THE MONTH