We started the Sanctuary Stewards program in 1996 to further engage members of the Monterey Bay community in issues surrounding marine conservation and advocacy. These dedicated volunteers are at the core of our organization. Stewards are highly trained volunteers who have gone through an intensive four-week course and are qualified to represent Save Our Shores throughout the community. 


Interested in becoming a Sanctuary Steward? We host training sessions every year. Our 2021 will be announced soon. Please check back for more information regarding next year's training! Email for more details.


Community Outreach

Stewards represent Save Our Shores at various community, educational, and environmental events. They help educate folks about what we do as an organization and how they can make a difference in the conservation of the Monterey Bay!

Educational Programs

Interested Sanctuary Stewards can join our Programs team at schools throughout the area for presentations and outdoor field trips. Schools require background checks for this opportunity. 

Save Our Shores Students Data Card
Save Our Shores Lighthouse Field State Beach

Beach Cleanups

These certified volunteers are able to lead cleanups at local beaches that are marine debris hotspots. Our Sanctuary Stewards play a huge part in preventing trash from entering the Bay!

Click here to learn more about who our Stewards are!