At CuriOdyssey, we recognize that volunteers are critical to our success.
Each year, more than 150 individuals ages 13 to 93 support CuriOdyssey by volunteering on a regular basis. There are volunteer opportunities in many areas, including: roving wildlife interpretative guides, summer camp volunteers, conservation project volunteers, and Wildlife Department assistants. Volunteers receive many special privileges including educational opportunities, social events with other volunteers, a newsletter specifically written for volunteers, free family membership, and the knowledge that the community benefits from each volunteer’s time.
Our goal is to provide enjoyable and rewarding experiences for all our dedicated volunteers. Every volunteer receives position-appropriate training and in most cases, is asked to make a significant commitment of time. Please see Volunteer Opportunities section below for specific responsibilities, important application details and age requirements for our current volunteer openings. If you complete our Online Volunteer Application, you will be contacted with more information on positions which fit your stated interests, age range, and availability.
For other volunteer inquiries, or if you do not hear from us within 7 days of submitting an online application, contact our Volunteer Manager Lee Cauble at lcauble(at)curiodyssey.org or 650-340-7580.
Conservation Project Volunteer
Help return the marsh to its natural state and support local wildlife by removing invasive plants on Saturday, March 23, 8:30-11:00am in Coyote Point Park. Individual volunteers (middle school aged or older) or small groups are invited to join us. Advance registration is required. Space is limited.
Leader In Training
These teen volunteers provide major assistance during our summer science day camp by facilitating activities, supervising campers, and helping prepare camp materials for a minimum of 80 hours during the summer plus an additional 10 hours during the school year for special programs and events. Those accepted must attend a week-long Leadership Development Program training camp June 24-28. Open to entering 8th-12th graders. The Leadership Development Program application is due March 14, by 5:00pm.
Earth Day Beach Cleanup
Grab your bucket and gloves and join us for a Beach and Park Cleanup on Saturday, April 20, 9:00-11:00am, at Coyote Point Park. You will be supporting local wildlife by picking up trash and recyclables before the items can harm any animals. Pre-registration is not required, but is appreciated for groups of 10 or more. Download flyer and 2 required release forms here >
This event is co-sponsored by San Mateo County Parks, Pacific Gas and Electric Company, and the Association of Zoos and Aquariums.
All of the above positions will be open until filled. If required, applications are reviewed when received.