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Adult volunteers with feed buckets for animals. Aquarium of the Pacific

We have a wide range of opportunities for volunteers who range from 18 years old and up.

Please click through the links below to learn more about each position and how to apply for them.

Adult

Aquarium Volunteer holding Visitor Guide

Aquarium Ambassador Volunteer

Accepting Applications

We are looking for smiling, outgoing, ocean-loving individuals who are excited to brighten everyone’s day! Help people find their way safely around the Aquarium, answer common guest questions, and partner with other departments to assist guests in enjoying their day and understanding Aquarium instructions throughout the spaces.

Young male volunteer smiling with a microphone

Education Volunteer

Accepting Applications

We are looking for outgoing, smiling, talkative, ocean lovers who are excited to share their knowledge with the Aquarium guests

Kids surround a touch lab full of anemones and sea stars

Twilight (Late Night) Education Volunteer

Accepting Applications

Join the Twilight Education Volunteer team, and volunteer from 5pm – 8pm (and some variable hours for special events and holidays).

Woman holding her hand to a bird on rocks

Alcid/Shorebird Volunteer

Application closed

Alcid/Shorebird volunteers assist in the care of the Aquarium’s Alcid and Shorebird collection by providing support to the paid Aviculture staff.

Pair of frogs on rock and leaf

Amphibians Volunteer

Application Closed

Assist in the care of the Aquarium’s amphibian collection by providing support to the paid Frog staff.

Aquarist volunteer smiles at Northern Pacific touch pool

Aquarist Volunteer

Application closed

Aquarist volunteers assist in the care of the Aquarium of the Pacific’s fishes, invertebrates, and coral by providing support to the full-time Aquarist staff.

Man smiles while sitting in a cubicle in front of a laptop

Development Volunteer

APPLICATION CLOSED

Support revenue generating activities with community stakeholders (donors) for the Aquarium’s mission, vision and programs. Also provide administrative support for the Aquarium’s development department to maximize effective cultivation and stewardship.

Divers in exhibit, high-fiving children

Dive Volunteer

Application closed

Dive Volunteers at the Aquarium of the Pacific get up close and personal with the residents of the largest habitats.

Pacific Island male dancers in front of blue cavern

Festival Volunteer/Marketing Department

Application Closed

To help ensure that the Aquarium’s cultural and family festivals are an outstanding experience for our guests and community participants. The Aquarium’s cultural festivals are a key part of our vision to celebrate our diverse communities and connect them to the ocean.

Smiling man in Aquarium uniform

Horticulture Volunteer

Application Closed

Horticulture Volunteer assist in the maintenance of all plants within the Aquarium that are not in exhibits. This is a perfect volunteer role for all you gardeners out there!

Volunteer holding a pole in front of a sea

Marine Mammal Volunteer

Application closed

The Mammal Volunteer is primarily responsible for the care of the mammal collection, and assists with the avian collections. The individual prepares food, feeds, assists in care, handling, and training of collections.

Lorikeet on Post

Terrestrial Animal Volunteer

APPLICATION CLOSED

Volunteers will learn the daily care of our Terrestrial Animals consisting of various small terrestrial mammals, reptiles, birds, and our large walk-through aviary through individual, hands-on training.

Nurse shark underwater

Volunteer Abroad!

Join us for an opportunity of a lifetime!

Help to further shark and ray conservation efforts as you work alongside researchers to gather data that will be used to help save these keystone animals.

Woman looking through camera at ocean

Whale ID Volunteer/Education Department

APPLICATIONS CLOSED

Whale ID volunteers assist with data management, processing sighting photos and data for later research use, and assist with community science projects identifying individual whales and dolphins.