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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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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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Special Events Volunteer

See the Aquarium in a whole new light! Join the Special Event Volunteer team. You will discover new ocean animals, learn valuable public speaking skills, teamwork, and explore the different areas of the Aquarium of the Pacific!

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Amphibian Volunteer

Assist the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Amphibian collection by supporting paid husbandry staff by preparing food and feeding animals, cleaning and maintaining exhibits, and facilitating guest interactions. Providing the highest quality of animal care, while supporting the Aquarium of the Pacific’s mission.

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Aquarist Volunteer

Aquarist volunteers assist in the care of the Aquarium’s fishes, invertebrates, and reptiles by providing support to the paid Aquarists.

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Mammal and Bird Volunteer

Assist the Aquarium of the Pacific’s Mammal and Bird collections by supporting paid husbandry staff by preparing food and feeding animals, cleaning and maintaining exhibits, and facilitating guest interactions. Providing the highest quality of animal care, while supporting the Aquarium of the Pacific’s mission.

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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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Veterinary Assistant Internship

This internship provides an introduction to aquarium veterinary medicine for undergraduate students or veterinary technician students. Veterinary assistant interns provide assistance with maintaining the veterinary working facilities, record keeping, and observing animal treatment and procedures.

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Veterinary Externship - Preceptorship Program

This program is open to veterinary students completing their 3rd or 4th year of training in an accredited veterinary school.

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.

Experience the Aquarium like never before.

Get a behind-the-scenes look at what drives us, inspires us, and be a part of it all.