New Volunteer Orientation

New Volunteer Orientation

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Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way, Pier 59, Seattle, Washington, 98101 See Map
All Ages

Interested in becoming an official volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium? Come to one of our new volunteer orientation and get the process started!

Volunteers at the Seattle Aquarium share their enthusiasm and the stories of our animals with Aquarium visitors; assist with feeding presentations; and support special events. They spend most of their time at our Life on the Edge, octopus and/or sixgill shark research station exhibits. With additional training and mentoring, interpreters may move throughout the exhibit galleries and focus on other exhibits such as the Pacific Coral Reef, Underwater Dome, Birds & Shores, and Marine Mammals.

Don’t know much about marine animals and their habitats? You can still volunteer at the Seattle Aquarium! All Aquarium volunteers receive extensive training about our marine animals and interpretive communication techniques to prepare for time spent in our exhibits. Volunteers are also assigned to a team of 10–15 volunteers, led by a staff marine science interpreter who shares the important work of actively engaging our guests. The minimum time requirement for exhibit interpreters is one four-hour shift every week for a minimum of six continuous months; shifts begin at 9am, 11am and 2pm seven days per week.

The training schedule for this opportunity is below. New volunteers must complete the full series of new volunteer training to begin volunteering. If you are unable to complete the full series, you will be asked to join us for the next one.

Sunday, September 16
Tuesday, September 18

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