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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.


Aquarium Volunteer holding Visitor Guide

Aquarium Ambassador Volunteer

Accepting Applications

Join us in making the Aquarium experience even more spectacular as an Aquarium Ambassador Volunteer!

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.

Iguana on branch

Ambassador Animals Volunteer

Accepting Applications

Ambassador Animals volunteers assist the Ambassador Animals keepers with exhibit maintenance and care of terrestrial mammals, reptiles, arachnids and birds, along with engaging and teaching the guests.

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 CLOSEDSupport 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.

Young male volunteer smiling with a microphone

Education Volunteer

Accepting Applications

Engage with guests at interaction stations and help teach them about the animals & ecosystems of the Pacific Ocean!

Pacific Island male dancers in front of blue cavern

Festival Volunteer/Marketing Department

Accepting Applications

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.

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

Lorikeets Volunteer

Accepting Applications

Lorikeet volunteers assist aviculturists in daily exhibit maintenance and care of lorikeets in different areas of the aquarium including the barn and the aviary.

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 this summer (June – September) from 5pm – 8pm (and some variable hours for special events and holidays).

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.