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High School Volunteering

The Aquarium of the Pacific offers several opportunities for students that are enrolled in high school or are exiting middle school. All of our programs allow students to volunteer and earn service hours, gain experience, and meet new friends.

Youth between the ages of 14 and 16 are eligible to participate in a highly structured eighty-hour program. Those who are selected after a competitive application process receive special instruction on many aspects of marine life and the Pacific Ocean; in turn, they share this information with guests at interactive stations in each gallery.

Service Learning Volunteers
High school students who are simply interested in earning service hours for school credit.

Senior Projects
We are no longer accepting requests for the 2014-2015 school year.
Seniors in high school can complete their fieldwork at the Aquarium and have the help of a mentor to complete their project required for graduation.

Adult Volunteer Programs
Eligibility for our adult volunteer programs starts at age 16. If you are interested in gaining the highest level of training and volunteer commitment, this program is for you! Visit our adult volunteer page for more information and descriptions of the positions available.