Corporate volunteering at the Monterey Bay Aquarium

Give your employees a unique opportunity to strengthen their team while making a difference for ocean health with a Corporate Volunteer Service Day.

Volunteer for a Day

Come spend the day on the beautiful Monterey Bay coastline, renewing your team spirit while making a difference in ocean health! A Corporate Volunteer Service Day enables your employees to break from the office routine and unite for a common, positive goal as a business. Plus, as your team works together, they'll gain insight into the effects of marine debris and do their part to support the Aquarium's mission to inspire conservation of the ocean.

What can my team expect?

Morning: Become ocean heroes by helping clean up plastic pollution and other debris from the Monterey Bay Coastal Recreation Trail or Del Monte Beach (location varies, depending on date).

  • Your team will collect litter along the Recreation Trail outside the Aquarium or at Del Monte Beach with help from Aquarium employees as well as staff from Service Systems Associates (SSA), the Aquarium's culinary and gift store partner.
  • You'll document the different types of litter collected, which will be shared to help researchers and other citizen scientists better understand and prevent litter from entering the ocean.
  • We provide all the necessary equipment for your team to use during the cleanup.

Afternoon: Return to the Aquarium for our scavenger hunt!

  • After doing your part to keep litter out of the ocean, you'll head back to the Aquarium to learn about the work we're doing to ensure a healthy future for the ocean. You’ll discover more ways your team can take action to conserve the ocean and reduce plastic pollution.
  • Your team is welcome to explore the Aquarium following the scavenger hunt until closing.

How to Sign Up Your Business

In order to book a Corporate Volunteer Service Day, your company must be a Business Partner contributing at least $1,000 annually to the Aquarium through a membership, grant, general donation or matching gifts. Volunteer opportunities are offered on specific dates and limited to a maximum of 48 people per date. For more information about becoming a Business Partner or if you have questions about this program, please contact Lauren Daly at 831.648.7931 or