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Signing up to volunteer at the Visitor Center is easy.
Download and mail in a Visitor Center volunteer application. You can also drop by the Visitor Center to pick up an application form or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Renee Fowler (541-867-0226 or [email protected]) with your postal or email address to receive an application form via mail or electronically.
After your application is received, the Volunteer Coordinator will contact you to schedule an orientation session. Orientation typically lasts for an hour and a half. During this time, you will get acquainted with your volunteer duties, the Visitor Center staff, and get to see behind the scenes.
Following orientation, you will sign up to shadow one of our experienced volunteers for a shift (a shift is 3 hours in winter and 3.5 hours in summer).
We request that volunteers commit to two shifts per month whenever possible. Shifts are scheduled for half days:
Volunteering is a great way to meet people with similar interests in science and the sea. Becoming a volunteer at the Hatfield Visitor Center has other benefits including: