|Do you want to make a difference? If you share a love and concern for our local marine mammals, why not become a member of the WMMSN team of volunteers? Use this page to find one of the many ways you can help.
We currently have openings for volunteer positions including:
STRANDING RESPONSE TEAM MEMBER
When a call comes in that a marine mammal is stranded, it is the Stranding Response Team that goes out to investigate. Their job is to:
To become a member of this team, you must have internet access and a phone number where you can be reached 24/7 & you must complete Stranding Response Volunteer Responder training to learn:
The training costs $35 and volunteers who complete this training will receive:
If you have an interest in biology, this position might be of interest to you. In order to better understand and improve our local marine environment, we often examine dead marine mammals that are found on our beaches. Especially when the cause appears to be something other than old age.
The goals of a necropsy are to:
To work as a Necropsy Technician you must first complete the Volunteer Responder Training and an additional training on Necropsy to be provided by the WMMSN.
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH VOLUNTEER
Education is a big part of what we do, both for ourselves and the public in general. We need volunteers who will:
No single person has the skills to do all this, but as a team we will be able to accomplish everything listed. We CAN make a difference and help people better understand the needs and concerns of our local marine mammals.
The Stranding Response Team training is not required for the Education and Outreach volunteers, but it would help.
There are many other ways you can help. Here are a few:
And we are open to hearing your ideas on how we can better serve both the community and our local marine environment.