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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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Volunteer in the Wet Lab

Currently Recruiting

Adult (19+) volunteer recruitment is now open! Please review the details below to learn more about the roles available at the Aquarium this winter. To apply to volunteer, please register in our volunteer database.

Administration

Education Promotion Assistant:  Update the Ocean events calendar and help to promote upcoming education events organized by our public programs department.
Learn more about the Education Promotions Assistant position.

External Relations Administrative Assistant:  Assist the External Relations team with administrative tasks and project coordination of the aquadopt program.
Learn more about the External Relations Assistant position.

Interpretive Research and Administrative Specialist: Answer questions, conduct online research, produce information documents and contribute to the assembly of carts and interpretive stories.
Learn more about the Interpretive Research and Admin Specialist position

Membership Telephone Renewals Assistant:  Connect with members by phone to notify them that their membership is about to expire and assist them with the renewal process.
Learn more about the Membership Telephone Renewals Assistant position.

 Education

Marine Educator – Aquatic Adventures: Frogs:  Teach small children (preschool to grade 3) about frogs, amphibians and reptiles using props, games and stories.
Learn more about the Marine Educator – Aquatic Adventures: Frogs position.

Marine Educator – Ecology Field School:  Lead small groups of students in an outdoor field program that teaches them about marine animals, their ecosystems and how humans impact their environments.
Learn more about Marine Educator – Ecology Field School position.

Marine Educator – Informal Education Program Facilitator:  Use inquiry-based teaching methods to plan programs for families and children (5-14) and then deliver them
Learn more about the Marine Educator – Informal Education Program Facilitator position.

Marine Educator – French Educator/ Les Mammifères Marins:  Teach small children (preschool to grade 3) in French at learning stations featuring props and live animals.
Learn more about Marine Educator – French Educator position.

Marine Educator – Sea Sensations:  Teach small children (preschool to grade 3) in English at learning stations featuring props and live animals.
Learn more about Marine Educator – Sea Sensations position.

Marine Educator – Wetlab (English): Teach students (grades K-12) about local BC marine life and the conservation issues affecting it in our hands-on wetlab.
Learn more about the Marine Educator – Wetlab (English) position.

Marine Educator – Wetlab (Bilingual): Teach students (grades K-12) about local BC marine life and the conservation issues affecting it in our hands-on wetlab.
Learn more about the Marine Educator – Wetlab (Bilingual) 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.

AquaNews Educator:  Inform guests about the current state of the oceans and marine life using props and pictures to clarify complicated ideas and news stories.
Learn more about the AquaNews 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.

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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