Volunteers are important to fulfilling the very mission of Birch Aquarium at Scripps. Over the last year, 523 volunteers have donated 32,879.4 hours of their time — that’s a value of $935,747. Without our volunteers, Birch Aquarium would not be able to operate many of its exhibit and education programs.
We love our volunteers, and every year we celebrate these dedicated and hardworking individuals at our Volunteer Appreciation Party in an attempt to show them how much they mean to us. At this year’s celebration, witches and wizards gathered for an evening of magic and wonder! Check out this gallery showcasing the night’s events. To learn more on how to get involved at Birch Aquarium at Scripps, visit aquarium.ucsd.edu.