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 open

We will be hosting information sessions at the Vancouver Aquarium for families on Sunday June 9th and Saturday June 15th from 10:00am - 11:30am and 2:30pm - 4:30pm. 

Please click on the link below to register and sign up all members of the family unit online for one of these sessions. During these sessions, we will explore what family volunteering looks like at the Aquarium, the types of activities you can do, and expectations for the summer. Then, we will break off and do fun activities for a group interview. 

Key dates to review before you apply:

  • All members of the family must attend one information session/interview block. 
  • All members of the family must attend core training. We have tentatively set two options: Sunday June 23rd from 10:00am - 2:00pm or Sunday July 14th from 10:00am - 2:00pm.

Shifts Expectations:

  • Each family member is expected to complete 25 hours in the summer months of July & August. 
  • Four shifts are open per day, seven days a week.
  • Families have the option to continue volunteering throughout the year if they meet their 25 hour commitment.

If you have any questions, please email volunteer@ocean.org and put "Family 2019 Application" in the subject line.


Have questions? Email volunteer@ocean.org

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