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Available Volunteer Opportunities

Are you eligible to volunteer in our general program? All volunteers must fit these requirements to register for the Vancouver Aquarium Volunteer Program:

  • Have valid Medical Coverage/Insurance (ex. B.C. CareCard)
  • Be able to communicate in English
  • Be eligible to volunteer in Canada
  • Willing to commit to 50 hours of volunteer service (3-4 months)
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Currently Recruiting

Adult (19+) volunteer recruitment is now open. Please review the roles we are currently recruiting for below. If you are interested, please apply to our volunteer database here. You will then be invited to attend a volunteer information session on either Thursday, April 12 from 6:30 - 8:30pm or Sunday, April 15 from 10am - 12pm.


Amazon Gallery

Amazon Animal Observer:  Record animal observations, answer guests’ questions and reinforce policies.

Learn more about the Amazon Animal Observer position.

Interpretative Delivery

Aquakidz:  Engage younger guests in caring about the oceans through tactile programs like face painting, crafts, touchpools and play-doh.

Learn more about the Aquakidz position.

Gallery Educator:  Share exciting information with guests about the animals that live at the aquarium to bring them closer to nature and what they are learning.

Learn more about the Gallery Educator position.

Our World is Research Educator:

Speak to guests about a range of Aquarium research projects, current events, and rotating conservation themes using props, media and technology.

Learn more about the Our World is Research Educator position.


Street Team: Act as a brand ambassador by participating in parades or attending community events and engaging with potential visitors to give them an incentive to visit.

Learn more about the Street Team position.

Visitor Experience

Gallery Host:  Roam the galleries creating connections between our visitors and our animals, answer questions at the information desk and conduct visitor surveys.

Learn more about the Gallery Host position.


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