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Are you age 18 or older? Adult volunteer details below!

Volunteers help create memorable experiences for our guests while sharing the Aquatic Wonders and inspiring curiosity in the aquatic community. As a non-profit organization, volunteers enable us to enhance the education, conservation, and community programs that support the Aquarium's mission.
The Adult Volunteer Program (age 18+) is designed for individuals interested in giving back to the community, sharing a passion for the aquatic world surrounded by like-minded individuals, and having fun! Applicants must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment and understand the crucial role accredited aquariums play in education, conservation, and research. This program requires a longer-term commitment and is not designed for one-time only opportunities.

Some of our available volunteer positions include:

  • Welcome Host: Greet guests, answer questions, and foster an awe-inspiring experience for every single guest
  • Aquarium Ambassador: Learn about our living collection and educate guests
  • Mascot and Handler: Help Bayou Otter come to life for special events!
  • Horticulture – Beautify our campus with our excellent Facilities team
  • Administrative Assistant – Organize and assist various team members with behind-the-scenes tasks
And more!

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen or alien with the legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Submit an online application
  • Attend a scheduled information session before the start of service
  • Pass a background check
  • Submit a one-time $40 fee
  • Commit to volunteering a minimum of 4 hours/month or 25 hours within six (6) months
  • Sign and return all required paperwork, and participate in area-specific training
  • Have a working knowledge of computers and/or smart devices with access to email
  • Volunteer independently in a customer-oriented environment
  • Be passionate about aquatic life and conservation

Volunteer Application


Volunteer Application


Volunteers Sign-in

Our Corporate and Group Volunteer Program is designed for businesses or organizations looking to give back to the community by volunteering either one-time or on a rotational basis. Volunteering can include various activities, and groups often assist us with large, on-campus events. We can accommodate most group sizes, but all participants must sign a liability waiver to volunteer.


I am under the age of 18, can I still volunteer?

Do volunteers work with the animals?

Do you provide shadow opportunities?

To register for group and corporate volunteering, please contact the Volunteer Programs Coordinator and provide your name, business/organization name, group size, and other important information: volunteer@msaquarium.org.

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