Volunteer With Us

Come Help Lend a Hand!


Staff member Natalie and Board member Pete on a beach clean-up day.

Our programs and events are made possible by people like you. Our dedicated team of volunteers have the time and energy needed to bring our ideas to life. We’d love to have you join our community.

We have something for everyone. You could:

  • become a docent at one of our interpretive centers
  • join our beach survey and response team
  • help out in our marine technology program
  • come to a beach clean-up
  • support office staff
  • join the urchin counting team
  • and more!

If you have a special talent, skill, or idea, we are open to it! Your enthusiasm and inspiration is all welcome.

Dedicated docent, Donna, connecting with her sea star friend in the saltwater aquarium at the Crow’s Nest Interpretive Center

Please email [email protected] with any questions! Or join us for a new volunteer information & orientation, held the 2nd Monday of every month, 3:30-4:30pm at the Discovery Center (338 N. Main St., Fort Bragg). Check our calendar for the next one.

If you know you’d like to become a volunteer, please review our Noyo Center Volunteer Policies & Procedures Handbook and then complete the following application.

We’ll direct your information to the appropriate staff person, and they will follow up with you. If you do not hear back within a reasonable time frame, please email [email protected]