Show your support for the SEA Discovery Center by volunteering!
The center depends upon volunteers to help with a range of tasks. Volunteer orientation classes are held each month. Training is available for feeding fish, docenting, helping with educational programs, and many other tasks.
Have you been waiting for the perfect place to put your energy and enthusiasm? Sign up today.
You are welcome to drop off applications at the center or mail them to:
SEA Discovery Center
Attn: Lauren Kemper
P.O. Box 2318
Poulsbo, WA 98370
The SEA Discovery Center can’t operate without the help of our volunteers. This is an opportunity for you to help your community, receive hands-on education about marine life, and meet a wide variety of people. There are two three-hour shifts per day (10:45 a.m. – 1:45 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m., Thursday – Sunday).
Volunteers are currently needed for the following tasks:
Docent –Greets visitors as they enter the front door, answers questions, and helps visitors interact with marine life in the tidepool tank. Other tasks also include preparing food for and feeding the animals, cleaning plexiglass and glass surfaces, talking with visitors, tracking visitor counts, cleaning restrooms and vacuuming carpets, operating the DVD player, working with preschool groups, and other miscellaneous tasks around the MSC.
Early Childhood Education Assistants – Assist the early education instructor in preschool through second grade classes. Duties will include helping with crafts, handing out snacks, supervising at the touch tank, and guiding students in hands-on exploration.
Facility Maintenance – Tasks include maintaining tank systems, building maintenance, assisting with water changes, and other maintenance tasks. If you would specifically like to volunteer for only these tasks, please indicate so.
Fish Feeder – On the days the Center is closed, we need volunteers to come in and make sure all the animals are fed.
Volunteer Overview Class:
Volunteer orientations are held the 1st Saturday of each month . The class starts at 10:00 a.m. and will last between one to two hours. Both new and prospective volunteers are encouraged to attend. These classes provide an overview of marine life and the volunteer activities.
If you are interested in the next class, please contact Lauren Kemper at Lauren.Kemper@wwu.edu.
You must be 16 or older to volunteer.
Background: No specific background is required to volunteer at the Marine Science Center. We will teach you everything you need to know.
More information is available in our Volunteer Handbook.
We love our volunteers: