Become a Shepherd of the Sea

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Photo by Paul Taggart/WPN News

Sea Shepherd is looking for dedicated individuals to crew aboard our ocean-going ships.

Our obstacles are immense. The motivation to destroy life in our oceans is fueled by material greed. It is easy to recruit crew for money, however, we need to recruit a crew motivated by a passionate compassion. We need people who burn inside with a rage against the injustices perpetrated upon whales, dolphins, seals, sea turtles, sea birds, fish, and every living thing in the world's oceans. We need such people on our ship and in the ranks of our supporters.

All marine wildlife and the ecosystems in which they live are worth fighting for. We need your help in this endeavor.

Help Wanted - Volunteers Needed!

Job Description: No pay, Long hours, Hard work, Dangerous conditions, Extreme weather.
Guaranteed: Adventure, fulfillment, and the hardest work you will ever love. The experience of a lifetime.

Positions Available:

We are looking for navigators, sailors, engineers, mechanics, electricians, carpenters, welders,  cooks, doctors, medics or nurses, small boat operators, helicopter pilots, scuba divers, photographers, videographers, computer specialists, and even a few unskilled dedicated Whale Defenders.

Time Frame:
Sea Shepherd Campaigns rarely last less than a month. Preference is given to crew who can give the most time.

Room and Board:
Sea Shepherd provides bunk, bedding, food, and water.

No whiners, malcontents, mattress lovers, and wimps need apply.

Our objective is protect and save ocean wildlife and to uphold International Conservation Law.

Join us and let's do it.

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You do not need to fill out the Crew Application Form to become a general member of Sea Shepherd, only to be considered for ship crew.

And if you can't crew aboard one of our ships, please become part of our Onshore Support Crew.

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If you would like to volunteer onshore, please visit our:

Volunteer Onshore Page!

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