Volunteer Overview


Are you passionate about animals and the environment?

Do you want to get others interested iin protecting our local waterways?

The Center for Aquatic Sciences at Adventure Aquarium offers several opportunities for those who want to volunteer and become an integral part of our mission, which is to promote the understanding, appreciation and protection of aquatic life and habitats.

Volunteer Requirements:

  • You don’t need to be an oceanographer or biologist, but you must be enthusiastic, dedicated and willing to get involved.
  • Volunteers must be 18 years or older except for certain Center volunteer positions.
  • All Adventure Aquarium dive and husbandry volunteer positions require a time commitment of about 16 hours each month, for a minimum of 12 months.
  • Some positions have additional requirements (i.e,. dive volunteers must possess SCUBA certification).
  • Volunteers must have good communication and interpersonal skills.
Due to the high volume of requests, we are unable to arrange job shadows or short-term volunteer opportunities at this time. Visit Center Teen Programs for information on high school job shadows and other marine science programs.

Why Volunteer?

The opportunity to work with dedicated individuals devoted to engaging others in protecting wildlife and conserving our aquatic resources.

Other Benefits

  • Professional development
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Networking opportunities
  • Free admission to Adventure Aquarium
  • Discounts at the Adventure Aquarium Cafe and Gift Shop

Volunteer Application Process

  • Go to Volunteer Opportunities to see the volunteer positions that are available.
  • Not all opportunities are a good fit, so please read the position descriptions and requirements carefully before applying.
  • Applications are accepted any time online only. Once an application is received, it will be reviewed for position availability.
  • If a position is available and the applicant meets the necessary requirements, the application will be forwarded to the appropriate department manager, who will contact the applicant
  • If there are no positions open, the application will be kept for 6 - 8 months. Applicants will be contacted if a position becomes available during that time.
Email volunteer@aquaticsciences.org with questions or for more information.

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