Three Generations of Seattle Aquarium Volunteers

Three Generations of Seattle Aquarium Volunteers

The Seattle Aquarium is fortunate to have a committed, enthusiastic group of volunteers—including the three pictured here: grandparents, uncle and granddaughter!

Bruce Semple and Sigrid Llewellyn were the first to join us. They began their adult volunteer training in January of 2009 and were sharing their knowledge in our exhibits a month later. Bruce’s son Nigel Strafford followed his father’s footsteps this year; he completed his training in April and began working with visitors in May. Granddaughter Mackenzie Strafford is the newest member of the family to share her love of marine life with our visitors: she began her high school volunteer training in March and had her first shift in June.

All four family members enjoy volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium—they feel it creates a common bond and allows them to share their enthusiasm and experiences, with the added bonus of letting them have more frequent contact during their busy lives.

Interested in becoming an Aquarium volunteer? We offer periodic orientations that provide overviews of our adult and high school volunteer programs. For more details and the dates of our next orientations, visit

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