Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliott Bay!

From the bottom of their cold-blooded hearts, the fish and marine creatures of Puget Sound thank you for your interest in sharing their stories and teaching people to protect them. The Seattle Aquarium couldn't do it without people like you.


Service levels reached in 2015

In 2015, 1,335 volunteers donated 100,032 hours of service to the Seattle Aquarium, representing a donated value of over $2.3 million toward our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

2015 volunteer hours and years

Adult Volunteers

Volunteers at the Seattle Aquarium learn about the marine environment and their relationship to it. They share their time, meet people with similar interests and assist guests in appreciating the unique qualities and valuable education the Aquarium has to offer. The primary role of volunteers at the Seattle Aquarium is to enhance the guest experience through effective interpretation in exhibit areas.

When you're ready to make your initial commitment join us at an upcoming orientation. During orientation applicants will become acquainted with the Aquarium, the volunteer program and volunteer expectations and benefits; they will also be introduced to the role of interpreters and other volunteer opportunities. Our next orientation is scheduled for Saturday, September 17, 2016, 10am–noon.

Click on the links below to learn more about each opportunity:
Interpretation & Education
Life Sciences

For more information:
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or call (206) 693-6112