Volunteer - Become a Turtle!

Volunteers are the superheros of Turtle Bay! Our 400+ volunteers on average serve a combined yearly total of 22,000 hours. We are grateful for these dedicated volunteers who help us provide many of the programs we offer to the community.

Volunteering at Turtle Bay is a great way to give back to our community by supporting a growing education-based cultural institution.  Active community members serve in a variety of positions, depending on personal interest and the needs of Turtle Bay.  We have a wide variety of exciting volunteer opportunities including indoor and outdoor positions, with the public and behind-the-scenes and we offer time commitments that are flexible to meet your needs; for instance weekly in the Museum or gardens or occasionally for special events, or both!

volunteer Opportunities

  • Animal Care / Aquarium Care
  • Clerical
  • Collections / Exhibits
  • Docents / Education
  • Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
  • Gift Shop / Guest Services
  • Membership
  • Special Events

Volunteer Benefits

volunteer workshops & training

Do you love learning new things about the natural and cultural world in our region and beyond?  Volunteer Opportunities Workshops offer exclusive time to meet staff, hear about volunteer opportunities and complete our volunteer application.  New Turtle Bay volunteers attend  and must graduate basic Turtle University training; Docent positions require additional training.


Download a Volunteer Application today!

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Completed forms can be mailed, emailed or faxed to:

Volunteer Coordinator, Thom Meade
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
1335 Arboretum Drive, Suite A
Redding, CA 96003
Fax: (530) 242-3126

If you have difficulty downloading this form, you may phone the Volunteer Manager to request a hard copy, at (530) 242-3112. Upon receiving and reviewing your application, you will be contacted with information regarding the next training session.