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Pop-up Gift Store Associate

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Marine Mammal Care Center

  • 3 people are interested
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*We are looking to recruit volunteers to help at outdoor, socially distanced fundraising events. Our next event is December 5th, but we would like volunteers who are able to help at future events as well.

Role Description

The Pop-up Gift Store Volunteer will assist the Fundraising and Development team with gift store sales and operations and guest interaction at MMCC events. This is a vital role as our full in-person gift store is not open to the public due to the on-going pandemic, so we are especially reliant on incoming sales at outdoor pop-up events. This volunteer reports to both the Gift Store Manager and Event Coordinator and will be on-site at the hospital and educational facility in San Pedro, with possible off-site events around LA county. Duties may include:

  • Ringing up sales at the outdoor pop-up gift store - operating Square register system
  • Accepting donations for the hospital
  • Procuring items from the gift store for sales made at the pop-up station outdoors
  • Restocking shelves and keeping the pop-up and indoor gift store areas clean and presentable
  • Educating guests about the MMCC mission and answering their questions or directing them to the appropriate person


The Pop-up Gift Store Volunteer will commit to helping for a full shift at Fundraising Events. Most events are held on-site at the hospital in San Pedro, and usually are scheduled on weekends. There is approximately one event per month. The volunteer will be aware of upcoming event dates as early as possible.


The Gift Store Volunteer must be 18 years or older. Each volunteer must have reliable transportation to the hospital or surrounding areas for off-site events. Experience in retail is a plus, but not required. The volunteer should be competent in all the following areas:

  • Collaboration Skills
  • Personal Effectiveness/Credibility
  • Flexibility
  • Time Management
  • Stress Management/Composure

Each selected candidate will participate in a full volunteer on-boarding process including an interview, orientation, background check and training.

*During the COVID-19 pandemic, all volunteers must sign an additional release waiver and must agree to follow all MMCC COVID-19 safety protocols. Applicants for this position should be comfortable interacting with others in an outdoor setting, with both parties wearing face coverings, and 6 feet distancing followed everywhere possible.

Position Impact:

The Pop-up Gift Store Volunteer will play a vital role in the continued fundraising efforts that allow MMCC to continue its mission. All sales from the gift store go to keeping the hospital running. This opportunity is perfect for those that enjoy retail and interacting with different people throughout the day.

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About Marine Mammal Care Center


3601 South Gaffey St. #8, San Pedro, CA 90731, US

Mission Statement

The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles is a hospital for ill, injured and malnourished marine mammals. Our mission is to rehabilitate and release back into their natural environment, sick and injured seals and sea lions that strand along the Los Angeles County Coastline. We are the only year round rehabilitation facility in Los Angeles County designated to treat marine mammals. Our important work is authorized by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS).


The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles is a hospital for ill, injured and orphaned marine mammals. Our primary work is the treatment and release of rescued seals & sea lions.

The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles was initially formed as the result of an agreement between Harcourt-Brace and the Los Angeles Unified School District(LAUSD). The Care Center began operating in October 1992.

The Care Center is also involved in the education of students, school teachers and the general public in conjunction with the Center for Marine Studies. We also actively collaborate with other agencies, universities and museums to learn and aid the treatment of the patients in our care.

The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles is a participating organization of the Oiled Wildlife Care Network. In the case of an oil spill within the Los Angeles, Ventura County area, The Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles would respond to caring for any marine mammals exposed to petroleum products in their environment, working under the Office of Spill Prevention and Response.



Sat Dec 05, 2020
09:30 AM - 05:00 PM  


3601 South Gaffey Street #8San Pedro, CA 90731



  • Environmental Education
  • Customer Service
  • Transactions
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • approximately one weekend event/month, shift of approximately 6 hours
  • comfortable using Square register system after training

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