Become a Volunteer!
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 to suit anyone's talents. 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.
Field Trip Volunteers
Whether it be in the Museum, the Monarch Sanctuary, along a watershed, or beside the coast, come be a part of our amazing education programs.
Black Oystercatcher Monitor Volunteers
Join this incredible community science program by observing black oystercatchers at specified sites along the recreation trail in Pacific Grove or in Pebble Beach.
Plankton Monitor Volunteers
Come look under a microscope and discover the wonderful world of plankton! Take stewardship of our marine sanctuaries with this hands-on community science program.
MPA Watch Volunteers (Marine Protected Area Watch)
Walk along the coast while help protecting the ocean with this self-scheduled and fully outdoors community science program.