Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliott Bay!

Since the Seattle Aquarium opened in 1977, volunteers have contributed over one million hours of service supporting our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. Simply put, the Seattle Aquarium would not be what it is without our talented, dedicated and passionate volunteers—amazing and generous people who are interested in learning more about the marine world around them, getting their hands dirty, and inspiring others to conserve our precious, one world ocean.


Service levels reached in 2017

In 2017, 1,288 volunteers donated 103,346 hours of service to the Seattle Aquarium, representing a donated value of over $2.4 million toward our mission: Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment.

2017 volunteer hours and years

For more information about volunteering at the Seattle Aquarium, please select one of the options below:

Seattle Aquarium—Volunteer Office

1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Questions about adult programs? Email volunteers@seattleaquarium.org.

Questions about youth programs? Email aquateens@seattleaquarium.org.