Get your feet wet in the fascinating world of marine science.

Become a volunteer! Engage with visitors from around the world as they explore exhibits about the natural wonders of the Oregon coast and cutting-edge marine research.

Pictured at top, volunteers Jon and Kevin assemble an elephant seal skeleton, now on display. Left, volunteer Cynthia is an interpreter at the touch pools.

Nearly 100 volunteers donate their time to the Hatfield Visitor Center. Our volunteers help with a wide array of duties including:

  • Engage and educate the public in the Visitor Center
  • Lead summer estuary tours
  • Discuss sea lions and the local fishing fleet at Newport’s Historic Bayfront
  • Assist with animal care
  • Work with visiting field-trip groups
  • Behind-the-scenes projects such as creating new public programming
  • Help with exhibit development

As long as you are a lifelong learner over the age of 18, we welcome you to apply!

Pictured left, volunteer Ralph leads a guided estuary walk.