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, long-time volunteer Joysa 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.