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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)
Volunteer in the Wet Lab

Recruitment is currently open.

Adult (19+) volunteer recruitment is now open. Please read about the opportunities below, and then visit the How to Apply page for details on registration in our database.


We are currently recruiting for field divers. Click here to learn more.


We are currently recruiting for multiple programs:

Arctic Biodiversity Educators: Inspire students (grades 4-7) to learn about the animals and ecosystems in the Arctic. Click here to learn more.

Informal Education Program Facilitators: Use inquiry-based teaching methods to plan programs for families and children (5-14) and then deliver them. Click here to learn more.

Staying Alive Educators: Teach small children (preschool - grade 3) about local BC marine life using animals, props, and more. Click here to learn more.

Wet Lab Educators: Teach students (grades K - 12) about local BC marine life and the conservation issues affecting it in our hands-on wetlab. Click here to learn more. Bilingual (French/English) placement also available.

Interpretive Delivery

We are currently for multiple programs:

AquaKidz: Engage younger guests in caring about the ocean through tactile programs like face painting, crafts, touchpools, and more. Click here to learn more.

Gallery Educators: Share exciting information with guests about the animals that live at the aquairum to bring them closer to nature and what they are learning. Click here to learn more.

Our World is Research: With a new focus on ocean plastics and aquatic research, this station in the Canaccord Exploration Gallery is a great role for those wishing to dive deeper into the research we do at the Aquarium. Click here to learn more. 

Research & Administrative Specialists: Research and prepare documentation for volunteers and staff for upcoming programs. Click here to learn more.



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