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The Whale Trail is a young and growing project… and we need your help!  Meet some of our volunteers in this video filmed at the Orca Half Marathon and learn how fun and rewarding it is to volunteer for The Whale Trail!


Looking for a way to make a meaningful contribution? You’ve come to the right place! Put your skills and passion to work for an organization that is making a difference. Let us what you want to do, or learn, and how much time you want to spend.  We’ll find a role for you! Here are the areas we need your help with.

  • Sites and Signs. The Whale Trail is growing! Are you interested in being a liaison with one or more sites or regions? Do you want to help identify and add new sites or signs? Get in touch!
  • Outreach and Education. We love bringing people together to learn about whales, dolphins, and marine conservation. We produce innovative and effective programs like Orca Talks, Orca Tours, and Welcome the Orcas. We’ve invented games like Orca Bingo to help people learn, and have fun while they are doing it! We always need help with events, from planning and putting up posters to taking tickets at the door, or staffing the Whale Trail display. Do you like working with the public? Do you want to plan or help us put on an event? No matter your level of experience, we have a role for you!
  • Communications. Do you have a talent for or interest in public relations, social media, or storytelling? Are you skilled at writing, film, photography, video production, graphic design or illustration? The Whale Trail is a great story – help us tell it!
  • Development. Do you have a skill or passion for fundraising, grant-writing, donor development? We need you!
  • Board Membership and Development. We’re looking for new Board members to help The Whale Trail to the next level. Are you interested in becoming a Board member? Do you have experience with non-profit organization management and development? We want to hear from you!
  • Your Idea Here. The Whale Trail is a collaboration and some of our greatest successes have started with ideas from our volunteers. Share yours with us.

Ready to join us? Simply click the Apply button above to volunteer for The Whale Trail. Or click Opportunities to sign up for specific events or tasks.  It’s that easy! Thank you so much for your interest and time.


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