Volunteer / Family Volunteering

Volunteer as a family

Family teams will always be scheduled to attend and volunteer together.


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. Our program is formatted to be flexible and suit the varying needs of families. Hands-on, engaging activities allow youth to get involved and learn more about ocean conservation while supporting our mission to inspire the global community to become Ocean Wise. This is a seasonal position that takes place in the summer months of July and August.


Recruitment is currently closed

We have now closed recruitment for the family volunteer program. Families with children ages 10-13 (in 2020) will be able to apply in May of next year.

For those with children turning 14 in 2020, the Youth Volunteer program would be a great opportunity for them to volunteer independently.

Have questions? Email volunteer@ocean.org

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The Vancouver Aquarium will be temporarily closed to the public starting Tuesday, March 17, 2020 and all programming will be cancelled as a preventative measure to help stop the spread of COVID-19 through our community.​​​​​ Learn more.