Ocean Loving Volunteers Needed in Santa Cruz!


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2531 West Cliff DriveSanta Cruz, CA 95060

Help us monitor our Marine Protected Areas!


Love walking along the beach?That's all you need to do to help us monitor the Marine Protected Areas (MPA) in the Monterey, Santa Cruz and San Luis Obispo regions.

The Otter Project is seeking volunteers for MPA Watch, a citizen science network in support of Central California's Marine Protected Areas. Volunteers are trained to identify onshore and offshore ocean activities and collect data on resource use. And, we count otters!

For more information about the program and how you can become a steward of your local MPA, visit our sign up sheet here: https://app.etapestry.com/hosted/TheOtterProject/VolunteerForm.html

Or, simply email volunteer@otterproject.org


Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible!
  • Must be 18 and up OR accompanied by someone 18 and up
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