Sanctuary Stewards are a dynamic team of volunteers dedicated to protecting the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. Stewards bring a variety of experience, skills and perspectives to our organization. They are at the heart of all of Save Our Shores’ work.
The Sanctuary Steward program prepares community members to become educators, advocates and experts on issues affecting the Monterey Bay and work toward local solutions.
Sanctuary Stewards Training
The Crash Course is a two-day commitment.
The first day is an in-house training at the Save Our Shores office held every other month, please see schedule on our public calendar. A few times a year we hold our bi-monthly trainings down in Monterey. During this training, we get to know each other, talk about what it means to be a Steward and go over logistics of leading an event.
After the in-house training, we ask all new Stewards go to a public cleanup within two weeks to get real-time training and some experience under their belt. Each Steward makes a personal pledge to volunteer 50 hours their first year, doing everything from leading beach cleanups, to giving educational presentations, to tabling at the farmers market, and representing Save Our Shores at other outreach events.
To enrich the Sanctuary Steward experience, volunteers are invited to a quarterly free lecture Sanctuary Speaker Series highlighting the work of world-renowned scientists, authors, photographers, artists and conservationists, such as Beth Terry, Judith and Richard Selby Lang, Marcus Erickson and Ana Cummings of 5 Gyres, and March Shargel.
How To Apply:
Applications are always welcome! You must be 18 years old to apply.
Save Our Shores, ATTN: Matt Miller
345 Lake Ave Suite A
Santa Cruz, CA, 95062
For more information, or to RSVP for a training, please email Matt(at)saveourshores.org.