Fieldwork Volunteering

We have a number of volunteer opportunities associated with this project, including opportunities for AAUS certified scientific divers and non-divers who are interested in getting out in the field. Volunteers will assist in collecting juvenile and adult rockfish, taking fin clips for genetic analysis, and maintaining and deploying collection devices for juvenile fishes. To volunteer or learn more about this project, contact Emily Saarman at, and fill out this volunteer application to tell us a little about yourself (the form is the same as the one for the PISCO kelp forest monitoring, so no need to fill it out twice). To get added to the volunteer e-mail list as quickly as possible, please sign up at this link and please make sure to fill out your full name (first and last) as your display name, and select “Notify me for every new message” in the email preferences section.

For current volunteers, find our training and safety information below:


SMURF training fish ID.pptx

Field Safety 2015.pdf