Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History or Sea Center volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Contact and Personal Information

Emergency Contact Information

Employment and/or Educational Background

Please list your current school or employer if applicable.

Community Service

Check here if you wish to log community service hours for your school or institution from your volunteer service at the Museum.

Background Check

If you are over 18 years old, a background check is required. More information provided at new volunteer information sessions.

Tell us more about you!

Help us find the right fit for you as a volunteer.


In addition to English, do you communicate in any other languages? Please indicate your level of proficiency.


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer. We will work with you to find a shift that suits everyone.

How did you hear about us? Check all that apply.

Facebook Ad, Newspaper, School/University Email Blast, Instagram, Sea Center/Museum Website, a friend that volunteers here, other.

Volunteer Experience

Please tell us about other places you currently or previously volunteered, and in what capacity.

Other Information

What inspired you to apply to become a volunteer?


I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Museum volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

By submitting this form, I attest that the information I have provided on the form is accurate.