Adult volunteers

Adult volunteers


Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Seattle Aquarium! Volunteers significantly contribute to the Aquarium’s mission, Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment, by serving as conservation leaders while gaining knowledge and developing new skills.

Please join us at an upcoming orientation to learn more about our volunteer program and how to get involved. During orientation, applicants will become acquainted with the Aquarium, the volunteer program, our current volunteer opportunities and volunteer expectations and benefits.

In addition to orientation, we conduct 15- to 20-minute interviews with all prospective Aquarium volunteers. The interviews are led by experienced Aquarium volunteers and serve as an opportunity for us to learn about you—and also give you a chance to ask questions of someone who is already serving in a volunteer role at the Aquarium. We will begin scheduling interviews about two weeks before the orientation dates and offer both weekend and weekday interview options. Dive applicants who are invited to complete the checkout dive will not have to complete an interview.

Our upcoming orientation and training schedule is shown below. New volunteers must attend one of the listed orientations, complete an interview and complete the full series of new volunteer trainings to begin volunteering with the Seattle Aquarium. If you are unable to complete the full series of trainings, you will be asked to join us for the next series of volunteer trainings.

Orientations:

Our spring training series has been cancelled; the next trainings will take place in the fall. Please check back soon for our fall orientation and training dates!

  • Sunday, March 29, 10am–2:30pm.*
  • Sunday, April 5, 10–11:30am.
  • Wednesday, April 8, 6–7:30pm.

*Please note, the March 29 orientation is for divers who have been invited to the check out dive only. Please fill out and submit a diver experience form by 5pm on March 6 for consideration.

To register for an upcoming orientation, please fill out the volunteer interest form below.

Training dates:

Our spring training series has been postponed; the next trainings will take place in the fall. Please check back soon for our fall orientation and training dates!

  • Saturday, April 25, 9am to 3:30pm OR
  • Sunday, April 26, 9am to 3:30pm
  • Monday, May 4, 6pm to 9pm OR
  • Wednesday, May 6, 6pm to 9pm
  • Saturday, May 9, 9am to 3:30pm OR
  • Saturday, May 16, 9am to 3:30pm
Biology 1
Safety night
Biology 2
Graduation night
  • Monday, May 18, 6pm to 9pm OR
  • Wednesday, May 20, 6pm to 9pm

 

Please see the links below to learn more about each of our volunteer roles. If you have questions about volunteer opportunities at the Seattle Aquarium, please contact us at volunteers@seattleaquarium.org.

 

Exhibit interpretation
Evening event exhibit interpreters
Life sciences
Divers

Service levels reached in 2018


In 2018, 1,251 volunteers donated 113,346 hours of service to the Seattle Aquarium, representing a donated value of over $2.8 million toward our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

2017 volunteer hours and years

2018 volunteer hours and years