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Volunteer Naturalist Guide

Volunteer Naturalist Guides are the public face of the Aquarium. Interpreting animals in the public galleries, showing visitors how to feed and touch sea life, being an information resource and an integral part of the visitor experience.

Once you are a Naturalist Guide in good standing and have completed a minimum of three months volunteering, you have the option of becoming:

  • An Education Volunteer who works with the Education department to offer “Creature features”, gallery chats, narrating during feeding shows, and assisting with stage presentations.
  • A Husbandry Volunteer who assists the animal care specialists with preparing diets, cleaning exhibits and being part of the animal care team.
  • A Volunteer Diver* who provides exhibit maintenance and public interaction for our guests.  Divers must be certified and able to make a one year commitment.

Request an application to become a volunteer today!

Volunteers must complete the Volunteer Naturalist Guide training in order to be eligible for the dive program. After training is complete, volunteers with completed paperwork can participate in the first "diver call out" offered.

The next Volunteer Naturalist training class will take place in August 2014. This training class is a 6 week course.

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