Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

3601 S Gaffey St San Pedro, Ca 90731-6969
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Our mission MMCC Los Angeles is the only rehabilitation hospital in Los Angeles for seals and sea lions stranded on beaches from Malibu to Seal Beach due to illness, injury or malnutrition.
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Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles Closure

Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles Closure

Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles

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Husbandry Training Program

The Husbandry Training Program offers undergraduate college students, college graduates, veterinary students and other individuals an opportunity to learn how a hospital for seals and sea lions provides medical care, housing and food to seals and sea lions in distress. Husbandry Training Interns will assist the Husbandry staff in the patient care and husbandry tasks necessary to provide our patients a second chance at life.
  • Weekly
  • 21+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Development Volunteer

Assist the Fundraising and Development team with day-to-day operations, leading to increased donations to fund the animal care at our hospital. Report directly to the Director of Development, and will be based out of our Fundraising & Development Office in the heart of downtown Los Angeles; there may be some flexibility to volunteer remotely.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Education Volunteer

Assist the education team with guest interaction, group tours, and day-to-day operations. Report directly to the Education Manager and will be on-site at the hospital and educational facility in San Pedro. Duties may include: talking to visitors around the hospital, educating guests about our patients, ringing up guests in the gift store, answering the main phone, and leading group tours and classroom presentations.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor, Outdoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Executive Assistant Volunteer

The Executive Assistant will provide administrative support to important Fundraising and Development activities, leading to increased donations to fund the animal care at our hospital. You'll report directly to the Director of Development, and will be based out of our Fundraising & Development Office in the heart of downtown Los Angeles; there may be some flexibility to volunteer remotely. The ideal candidate will have at least 5 years of administrative experience.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays

Animal Care Volunteer

Assist the husbandry staff with husbandry tasks and patient care. Report to the staff shift lead(s) on their scheduled shift as well as the Husbandry Manager. This role is on-site at the hospital in San Pedro.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • On-site, Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Seasonal Volunteer

Assist the husbandry staff with tasks such as cleaning and food preparation through the busy spring season. Seasonal Volunteers are a vital part of our success, as they allow trained animal care volunteers to spend more time providing direct patient care. Report to the staff shift lead(s) on their scheduled shift as well as the Husbandry Manager.
  • Weekly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends
Items we need now

Wishlist

MOST URGENT ITEMS NEEDED

Small, Large & XL Sized Nitrile Gloves Covidien 9024 Curity All Purpose Gauze Sponge 10 ml Syringe Sterile with Luer Lock Tip (no needle, individually sealed) Amazon Gift Cards (urgently needed) Disinfecting Bleach (Germicidal unscented disinfecting) Harbor Freight Gift Cards Antibacterial Liquid Handsoap Disinfectant wipes Virex Tb Hospital-Grade Disinfectant Spray Hand sanitizer Distilled water HE laundry detergent

ANIMAL CARE ITEMS NEEDED

Sodium Chloride Tablets-1GM Resorb Oral Hydration Packets Chlorhexidine Solution Home Depot Gift Cards Vitamin E (400 IU) Rescue Wiper (one-step disinfectant Cleaner & deodorizer wipes for veterinary use) Sharpie (Large permanent markers black chisel tip) Expo low order dry erase markers assorted colors Vitamin C (non-chewable tabs)

OFFICE & MISC SUPPLIES

Avery Multiuse Labels #5460 (1″ x 2-5/8″) HP 63XL Black Cartridge HP 63XL High Yield Tri-Color Cartridge

ITEMS FOR OUR HARD WORKING VOLUNTEERS

Healthy pre-packaged snacks
  • Wishlist – Amazon, etc
How you help Volunteers are a vital component to our success. Our dedicated veterinary and husbandry staff and devoted volunteers work long hours, 7 days a week. To date, this has translated into being open 9,000 days and nearly 8,000 seal and sea lion patients served! That’s an average of 25 new patients every month for 25+ years.
About us Marine Mammal Care Center Los Angeles (MMCC LA) is a non-profit organization for Seals and Sea lions that are sick, injured or malnourished. Our hospital and education center is in San Pedro, CA. Our patients are rescued on beaches from north of Zuma to Seal Beach. Our primary missions are to treat these protected mammals and provide public education. Our Center is one of only 39 NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration) designated sites in the United States.
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