Volunteers have been the vital contributors that help maintain the collection's status as a world-class institution. You can help our scientists improve the quality of services the collection has been providing to the community and help maintain the collection's valuable holdings. We have a diverse range of volunteer opportunities. You can make a difference here! Please contact the collection manager if you want to learn more about our volunteer program.
"I will never be grateful enough for the opportunities I have had at the Benthic Invertebrate Collection at SIO. With their help, I have learned more than the basics to invertebrate taxonomy along with the importance of preserving specimens. I understand the system involved in data-basing and cataloging, as well as approaches to identifying organisms down to the species level. Thanks to BIC, I went from being insecure about a BA in a non-science field to a confident and competitive candidate for graduate school." - Mitchell Mandell (volunteering at BIC in 2012).