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Age Minimum (with Adult) - 18, Minimum Age - 18+, Skill Category - N/A Verified Volunteers Level:

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Rescue & Rehabilitation

Limited Weeday Openings

One full day per week (8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.) for a period of six months

Summary: Marine Animal Rescue responds to calls to provide medical treatment for whales, dolphins, porpoises, seals and sea turtles.  Established in 1968, the Marine Animal Rescue Team has responded to thousands of calls providing medical treatment to stranded, injured and diseased marine animals throughout the New England coastal region.  Volunteers provide support for Rescue staff in all aspects of the program.

Responsibilities:  A significant amount of cleaning is required in order to maintain the hospital environment. Additional responsibilities include following standard quarantine protocols, food prep, feeding, restraining animals for treatments and injections, monitoring behavior and health of animals, maintaining records including water quality, daily food intake, swim charts and treatment sheets. 


  •          Previous (large) animal handling experience is recommended. 
  •          Must be in good physical condition and able to lift 50 pounds. 
  •          Must be able to perform significant cleaning tasks daily. 
  •          Must be able to work independently and as part of a team. 
  •          Must be at least 18 years of age.

*Note: you must have your own transportation because this program has moved offsite to our Animal Care Center in Quincy, MA and is not accessible by public transportation.


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1/1/1990    - 12/31/2021VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THROUGH 12/31/2018

Boston, MA 02110


500  451

Lace Garland

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