Become a Shepherd of the Sea

Apply here to crew on the Steve Irwin, Bob Barker, Sam Simon and Ocean Warrior!

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 fuelled 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 endeavour.

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.


How to become crew?

1. Complete the crew form:

Apply to Crew

2. Pay your application fee to Sea Shepherd Australia

Pay Fee

3.  Submit your crew form and the receipt of your application fee to:

Sea Shepherd Australia
2 Ann Street, Williamstown
Victoria, Australia 3016

Please note:

If you are a ticketed navigator or engineer please feel free to send your CV directly to crew@seashepherd.org.au.

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.


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 and networking specialists, electronics hobbyists and experts, software developers, radio and antenna technicians, 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.


Volunteer Onshore

If you'd like to volunteer onshore, please visit our Volunteer Onshore page.

Crew of Operation Relentless

Apply here to crew on the Steve IrwinBob Barker, Sam Simon and Ocean Warrior!

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