Your help is needed!


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.

To become a volunteer at the Museum or Monarch Sanctuary, please complete a Volunteer Application.

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 Community Outreach Program Manager, 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.

Meet our Volunteer of the Month

Suzanne Siegelman

Suzanne Siegelman

Suzanne Siegelman is an incredible asset to the Museum’s education programs. She volunteers primarily to help deliver our free field trip programs and, as a retired teacher, her experience is put to great use during school visits. She's especially passionate about engaging students in the Museum's Ohlone program. 
Suzanne offers a very calming presence, yet has no problem grabbing the attention of 25 third graders. Suzanne’s dedication to working with students and families makes her a great volunteer for the Museum’s school and community programs.
As volunteer of the month, Suzanne will receive a small gift honoring her wonderful service.