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

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Learn about each position and how to apply

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Aquarium Ambassador Volunteer

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.

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Taking Responsibility and Saving Habitats (T.R.A.S.H.) Watershed Cleanup Program

Get involved with removing trash and debris from local watersheds through community conservation. The T.R.A.S.H. (Taking Responsibility and Saving Habitats) program is a diverse group dedicating their time to removing and preventing ocean debris.

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Amphibians Volunteer

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

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Aquarist Volunteer

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.

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Development Volunteer

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.

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Dive Volunteer

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

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Education Volunteer

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

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Festival Volunteer/Marketing Department

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.

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Horticulture Volunteer

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!

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Mammal and Bird Volunteer

To assist the Aquarium of the Pacific Avian and Mammal collections by providing support to paid Husbandry Staff. Maintaining a healthy population of animals and exhibits by feeding, cleaning, maintenance and guest interactions all while supporting the Aquarium of the Pacific mission.

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Twilight (Late Night) Education Volunteer

Join the Twilight Education Volunteer team, and volunteer from 4pm – 8pm (and some variable hours for special events and holidays).

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Whale ID Volunteer/Education Department

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.

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Volunteering at the Aquarium

The Aquarium owes much of its success to our dedicated and committed volunteer staff. You can be part of that story by joining our team in one of the many volunteer or intern programs that we offer throughout the Aquarium.