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California State University, Long Beach
Biological Sciences


Collections volunteers can work with the vertebrate collections: birds, mammals, fishes, and plants. Volunteers will learn about a variety of aspects of collections management, including:

  • Knowledge of species diversity;
  • Specimen preparation and maintenance;
  • Paper and electronic data management;
  • Pest prevention;
  • Laboratory safety.

The availability of activities specific to certain kinds of animals can vary over time as projects change. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact the collections manager, Suellen Jacob, at

If you are interested in volunteering for the plant collection, please contact the plant collection curator, Dr. Amanda Fisher, at