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Volunteering is a great opportunity to learn more, gain experience, connect with other volunteers and the community, and make a difference in the health of Puget Sound through education. We are always looking enthusiastic people to add to our team! Take a moment to review the opportunities below, and discover how you can be a part of the Puget Sound Estuarium as a volunteer!

Volunteer interest forms are available HERE. For more information, please email Volunteer@SSEAcenter.org.

All volunteers are required complete and submit a signed WSP Background Check Form.

Some of our volunteer opportunities include:unnamed-6

  •    Estuarium- Come volunteer with us on the weekend and show off your knowledge about the animals in our tanks! Don’t have any experience with estuary animals? No problem! We provide on-the-job training and you will be an expert in no time. Volunteering during Estuarium open hours is not only fun, but it’s an excellent way to find out all that we have to offer. Volunteers ages 14 and up are welcome!
  • Meet the Beach- Our extremely popular Summer program, “Meet the Beach,” utilizes trained beach naturalists to help people better understand everything that lives in an estuarine intertidal habitat. Our volunteer beach naturalists walk the beaches of local state parks during low tides, encouraging people to look a little closer and discover things they never knew were there! Some training to be a beach naturalist will be required.


  • Join a Team- We have teams that meet regularly and include: 1) Education; 2) Events; 3) Development; and 4) Exhibits. Check out our teams page for more information!
  • Once you complete a Volunteer Application and have been assigned to activities, you can access the Estuarium’s Volunteer Center, to log volunteer hours, update your application, change your password, and more.  Thank you for considering volunteering with the Estuarium!