Blue ringed angelfish, West Papua, Indonesia.Photo by: Jeff Yonover


Join the CORAL Volunteer Community

Volunteering with CORAL at our Oakland headquarters is a great way to support the protection of coral reefs and to learn more about marine conservation efforts worldwide. In exchange for contributing your time and sharing your talents, you’ll learn new skills, interact with conservation specialists, make a real difference for our planet, and have fun in the process.

We’re always looking for volunteers who can pitch in with short notice when we need extra hands in our Oakland office or at a nearby event. If you live locally, join the CORAL Volunteer Community, and we’ll send you an email when opportunities to help out arise. Many of our volunteer projects will involve typical nonprofit tasks like stuffing envelopes and collating mailings, but we also often need volunteers to help us staff events, conduct research, or update our database. When we need help, we’ll send everyone in the CORAL Volunteer Community an email describing the project and the schedule, so you can sign on if you’re available.

To sign up, send us your contact information along with a brief description of your background and why you’d like to volunteer for CORAL. Please email this information to

Please Note:
  • You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer at CORAL.
  • At this time, CORAL is unable to accept volunteers or interns for our program sites worldwide.
  • CORAL is unable to assist with visa applications or to offer housing or stipends for international volunteers.