The South Carolina Aquarium Splash Program is designed for 13 to 15-year-old students to volunteer with a parent or guardian as exhibit guides.  These volunteer teams share the Aquarium’s mission with special emphasis on education and conservation while simultaneously providing exemplary customer service.  Learn how to apply for both the summer and year-round Splash Programs below.

Two South Carolina Aquarium volunteers display turtle shells and animal bones to small children, looking at them with wonder. They stand inside the Aquarium in front of the Carolina Seas exhibit.

Summer Splash Program

We are no longer accepting applications for our 2023 summer Splash Program. Check back later this year for more information on the 2024 program! If you would like to add your name to a contact list, please email [email protected]

Did You Know: Students who are 16 and 17 years old can now apply to volunteer independently (with no parent or guardian needed during shifts) at any time.

A South Carolina Aquarium volunteer holds a juvenile American alligator during an animal encounter in the great hall.

Year-Round Splash Program

Have you already participated in a summer Splash Program? Extend your volunteer service with the Aquarium by participating year-round!

How to Apply: Email [email protected] at any time with your preferred start date and shift time (morning shift of 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. or afternoon shift of 12:30–4 p.m.).

Please note, you may only apply to this program if you have previously completed a summer Splash Program.

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