Farallones Marine Sanctuary Association protecting our ocean wilderness through public stewardship



Volunteering is a very special way of supporting the Sanctuary. Many opportunities are available through the Farallone Marine Sanctuary Association's joint volunteer programs with Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary. Volunteers gain an intimate appreciation of the nature of the Sanctuary while significantly contributing to our ongoing conservation and education efforts—it's all about actively participating in making a difference! The Sanctuary's volunteer programs depend on the energy, generosity, and dedication of individuals like you who care about our marine environment. By joining us, you help protect the Sanctuary from pollution, loss of marine wildlife, and loss of breeding habitat. Check out the programs for yourself and get involved!

Beach Watch

Beach Watch

Beach Watch is a long-term monitoring project. Every four weeks dedicated volunteers survey "their beach" for live and dead marine mammals and birds. Beach Watch volunteers come from all walks of life but share the common love and interest in protecting and contributing and continuing learning about the betterment of the marine environment.

Learn more about Beach Watch >>

Bolinas restoration

Bolinas Lagoon Restoration

Join the restoration effort! Learn to identify invasive species, get hands-on training, and be a part of the team working to protect and restore the beautiful landscape of Bolinas Lagoon!

An Island in Need: Located in picturesque Bolinas Lagoon, Kent Island supports an incredible array of wildlife and plant species. Kent Island’s natural integrity has been severely com- promised due to invasive, nonnative plants. These species weaken biodiversity and critically damage native dune and wetland habitat. Beginning this spring, volunteers will be hosted onsite to remove these nonnative plants using hand tools.

There are several ways to join:

  • Become an Environmental Steward and contribute on your own time

  • Sign up for your own volunteer day with your of fice or school

  • Join one of our Community Volunteer Days on the first Friday and third Saturday of the month, April-September (10am-2pm)

    For More Information and to RSVP contact Kate Bimrose at KBimrose@farallones.org.


Other Volunteer Opportunities

Other Volunteer Opportunties

The Sanctuary Naturalist Corps is compiled of several volunteer opportunities, ranging from the Sanctuary Ambassador Program, to Visitor Center Guides, Sharkmobile facilitators, Snapshot Day, and Special Event volunteers lending a hand at gatherings such as the annual OceanFest in October. Join the Sanctuary Stewards and help contribute to the guardianship of the sanctuary and be an active part of a conservation community.

Learn more about Other Volunteer Opportunties >>

"Volunteering for the Sanctuary? You couldn't pay to have this much fun!"

— Sanctuary Volunteer

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