Get Involved

You can have a positive impact on Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary through volunteering! Your efforts will help us all learn more about and protect the vital resources of the Channel Islands and Santa Barbara Channel.

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Sanctuary Advisory Council

Learn about this important group of agency partners and public stakeholders that help guide sanctuary management, and how to apply for membership.

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Volunteers are critical to promoting environmental stewardship of the sanctuary. Learn how you can help out at Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary!

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Internships & Fellowships

Opportunities for students and recent graduates to gain experience helping the sanctuary and other NOAA offices including California Sea Grant Fellowship, COAST Summer Student Internship Program, Bren School, Nancy Foster Scholarship, Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship.

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Citizen Science

Learn about the many ways you can get involved with sanctuary monitoring projects including Whale Alert, LiMPETS, REEF Check, Wanted Alive! White Abalone monitoring.