Volunteer

Get hands-on & join
our volunteer team

Volunteers have a huge impact on the operation of the Vancouver Aquarium and our mission to help protect and conserve marine life.

Quick info

150 + 

Different volunteer roles

1,300 +

Volunteers in our program

20,000 + 

School kids taught

100,000 +

Volunteer hours logged each year

1,000,000 +

Guests inspired

Overview

Join our award-winning volunteer team

Our volunteer program includes opportunities for adults of all ages and youth to get involved and give back to their community. Our volunteer experience provides endless opportunities that will challenge your curiosity and encourage you to grow, learn and meet new people. We adhere to the values, principles and organizational standards of the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement and our team has recieved many awards. 

Volunteer Programs

Adult Volunteer Program

Our adult volunteer program is designed for those ages 19+ who are interested in making a difference in the community. With opportunities in over 35 departments, you are bound to find something exciting.

Youth Volunteer Program

Expand your skills by joining our youth volunteer team. Designed for youth ages 14-18, this program is for students interested in gaining valuable experience while helping to keep our oceans healthy.

Practicum & Externship Programs

Gain career experience and expert mentorship through one of our practicum or externship opportunities. Designed for post-secondary students enrolled in a course with a practicum component.

Family Volunteer Program

Foster your child’s passion for aquatic life and join our family volunteer program! One adult (19+) and up to two youth (ages 10-13) can volunteer as a team in the summer months.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

We currently do not have any group opportunities on-site at the Vancouver Aquarium, however, our Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup initiative offers fantastic opportunities to volunteer as a group.

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Find your sea squad at Vancouver Aquarium

Volunteers have a huge impact on the operation of the Vancouver Aquarium and our mission to help protect and conserve marine life.

Have questions? Email volunteer@ocean.org

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