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Entertain, Educate and Inspire

Join our team and help The Florida Aquarium protect and restore our blue planet by becoming a volunteer! We are seeking individuals who are passionate about marine life, the natural environment and eager to assist the Aquarium with its mission to entertain, educate and inspire stewardship of the natural environment. We match your skills, talents and interests with available opportunities in our different programs to make it a truly rewarding experience for all!

With safety protocols currently in place, we are not accepting applications for new volunteers at this time. We invite you to learn more about our volunteer opportunities and fill out our volunteer interest form to be notified when opportunities arise.

Volunteer Interest Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Not only will The Florida Aquarium match your interest and aspirations but also your schedule!

Concentrated Programs

These targeted volunteer opportunities provide extensive engagement within a structured format and require a time commitment.

Dive Volunteers

Education Volunteers

Guest Services Volunteers

Animal Care & Health Volunteers

TFA Diver Cleaning Fish
Gasparilla Dive Clean Up

Event Programs

These recurring opportunities provide volunteers with the flexibility to support our mission when their schedule permits.

Environmental Stewardship Volunteers

Special Events Volunteers

Corporate & Group Volunteers

Current Aquarium Volunteers

Already an Aquarium volunteer? Use the link below to access your profile.

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Frequently Asked Questions

No, simply an interest in marine biology, education and conservation or a desire to learn more about protecting the natural environment. Each position requires a different set of skills and experience.

For our concentrated programs, except dive volunteers, there is a minimum of six consecutive months with a minimum of eight hours per month. Shifts are typically four hours per week. Our Dive Volunteer program  requires a 12-month commitment, and the hourly requirement follows a quarterly calendar. For our event programs, there is no minimum commitment requirement.

No, but we invite you to fill out our volunteer interest form. Applications to our concentrated programs will be offered to those who have submitted the interest form.

For Education and Guest Services positions, volunteers must be 16 years of age or older. For Animal Care and Dive positions, volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. All ages are invited to participate in our event programming opportunities (minors must be accompanied by an adult).

Yes! Teens looking to gain hours for their Bright Futures Scholarships or school/community requirements are welcome to accrue hours at event programs throughout the year or apple for our concentrated programs.

We do not provide shadow opportunities at this time, but we can arrange a phone interview to answer any questions you may have about a career in the aquarium industry.

Yes! The Florida Aquarium provides a wide array of opportunities throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

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