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Become a Volunteer

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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.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Be a U.S. citizen or alien with legal right to work in the U.S.
  • Submit an online application
  • Attend a scheduled orientation class prior to 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 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 Positions Available

  • Welcome Host
  • Aquarium Ambassador
  • Education Administrative Assistant
  • Sales & Marketing Administrative Assistant
  • Evening & Special Events
  • Off-Campus Community Events
  • Mascot and Handler
  • Enrichment Days

Apply to Volunteer


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

Are group or corporate, short-term, volunteer opportunities available?

Do volunteers work with the animals?

For inquiries or additional information, please email volunteer@msaquarium.org.

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