Volunteers help keep us afloat.
As a 501(c)(3) not-f0r-profit organization, we can’t thank our volunteers enough for their tireless efforts in supporting the Aquarium. Our Volunteer Program is made up of 350+ diverse, enthusiastic individuals. We offer many different positions for volunteers, including engaging with our guests, behind the scenes, or in a traditional office setting.
Available Adult Volunteer Positions
Qualifications: Must have prior animal care experience (home aquaria, pets, etc.); must be agile and able to lift 50 lbs; must be willing to get wet and handle fish, shrimp, squid, etc. to be used for food; must be willing to learn more about animal and tank care independently; must be able to stand for extended periods of time; must be able to keep meticulous records.
Requirements: In addition to general requirements, must complete additional training with Husbandry staff.
Commitment: Must be able to work at least one, four-hour shift each week for one year.
Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age, have advanced SCUBA certification or the equivalent and work well in a team-oriented environment.
Requirements: In addition to the general requirements, divers must complete the Aquarium diver certification program, which includes an “in-water” skills test and an apprenticeship with experienced divers.
Commitment: Must be able to work two, seven-hour shifts (8 a.m. – 4 p.m.) each month for one year.
Qualifications: Exhibit Guides must be outgoing and enjoy working with the public, as well as working with and handling animals. Patience, excellent verbal communication skills, flexibility, and a sense of humor are essential in this position.
Requirements: In addition to general requirements, volunteer exhibit guides must be eager to learn, prepared for on-the-job training and willing to attend additional training as required.
Commitment: Must be able to work at least one, four and a half hour shift per week or a minimum of one shift every other weekend for one year.
Due to the high volume of volunteer applications, we apologize we cannot respond to each and every application. We will invite you to attend an Aquarium orientation if you meet our qualifications when we have vacant positions available.
Commitment: By agreeing to the below I am stating I am able to work at least one, four-hour shift each week for one year.I Agree