“One of my first TV news segments was reporting on ‘Arrow,’ an abused sea lion that was shot with an ‘arrow,’ author and TV personality Aprilanne Hurley reports.
“Needing care for his injuries, Arrow was taken to the Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA.
While it took some time for Arrow to heal, I’ll never forget the excitement when we covered Arrow’s eventual release back into his natural habitat – the sea!”
“It was also touching to see all the sweet little innocent faces of the many helpless creatures needing our love and care at the center,” Hurley notes.
If you are ready to dedicate your time and efforts to complete the orientations and training, and do what it takes to be successful in this rewarding field of working with marine mammals then this is your mission:
California Living host Aprilanne Hurley recommends volunteering as an important lifestyle choice in her new book The Party Girl Diet.
Hurley offers, “hands down – one of the most rewarding “Volunteer Ops” you’ll find is with The Marine Mammal Center in Sausalito, CA.”
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, author of The Party Girl Diet, and Health Expert for California Living, the Bay Area’s original lifestyle show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living.
Hurley’s new book, The Party Girl Diet is a healthy, sustainable lifestyle plan combining today’s groundbreaking health and nutrition research with Hurley’s penchant for good living to deliver a revolutionary new diet and lifestyle that lets you “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!”
Whether you are interested in helping animals, people, or marine mammals like “Astro” featured here – when you give your time and yourself to your communtity you will sucumb to the great feeling known in the volunteer world as the “helpers high!”
Certain times of the year such as “pupping season” pose higher threats to our marine mammals – Contact The Marine Mammal Center at Volunteer@tmmc.org or visit their website @ www.tmmc.org to find out how you can help save a life of a helpless creature today!
Check out the volunteer categories on this site that may be of interest to you and start tapping into those “feel good endorphins” when you do something nice – like volunteering in your community!