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What Can You Do At The Aquarium?

There are a range of positions and departments available for volunteers at the Vancouver Aquarium, with varying levels of public interaction and presentation. They also vary in their weekly schedules, from daily to weekends only to mornings only.
Note: not all volunteer opportunities are available year round.

Volunteer

Volunteers

Administrative Support

Availability: Monday to Friday during the day
Duties: A number of offices (Marketing, Development, Killer Whale Adoption Program and Volunteer Services) work directly with volunteers to maintain databases, coordinate mail-outs and enter data.

 

Divers

Availability: Mornings, dates vary
Duties: Volunteer Divers assist Animal Care staff by undertaking cleaning dives in various exhibits. Specific training is provided to those who meet the requirements.

Diver in Tank
Student with Anemone

Education- School Programs

Availability: Monday to Friday during the day
Duties: Depending on the program, volunteers may set up props and live animals, tour school groups through the facility, participate in an educational puppet show or slide presentation and guide students through hands-on learning experiences.

Gallery And
Interpretive Activities

Availability: Daily throughout the year
Duties: Interpret props, displays and live animals for guests. This opportunity is best suited for people who like to work with various age groups and with the public. Interpretive volunteer positions include Gallery Educator, AquaKidz, Our World is Research and AquaNews.

Activity Volunteers
Guest Service Volunteer

Guest Services

Availability: Daily during the summer
Duties: Be a friendly host to local and international visitors. Meet and greet guests and members, answer questions related to the Aquarium, Stanley Park and tourism in the Vancouver area, and distribute information regarding Aquarium programs and special events. Fluency in a second language is an asset.

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