Teen Volunteers

Help us protect & restore our blue planet

Do you want to make an impact in your local and global communities? Join The Florida Aquarium’s Teen Volunteer Program as they help support our mission to entertain, educate, and inspire Aquarium guests! Most training will be given at The Florida Aquarium, with some readings and online trainings to be completed at home. Information sessions must be attended by applicants and their parent/guardian.

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Teen Guest Services Volunteer

This program is designed to support our Guest Services Department. Teen Guest Services Volunteers may serve at the main entrance of the Aquarium, at turnstiles, in The Splash Pad and 4Ducks 4-D theatre, or in the main lobby.

Applicants must be:

  • Between 16 and 18 years of age and enrolled in high school
  • Able to commit to serving 8 hours per month for at least 6 months
  • Able to serve from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. on weekends or weekdays

This program is recommended for those who are considering a career in hospitality, customer service, event coordination, tourism, or other related fields. 

Informational Sessions

Date Time
TBD 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
TBD 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

 


Teen Education Volunteer

This program is designed to support the Education Department on the public Aquarium exhibit pathway. Teen Education Volunteers may serve at interpretive displays sharing biofacts with guests, at our interactive animal touch pools, or other areas along the public exhibit pathway.

Applicants must be:

  • Between 16 and 18 years of age and enrolled in high school
  • Able to commit to serving 8 hours per month for at least 6 months
  • Passionate about educating the public and engaging them with conservation-based messaging

This program is recommended for those who are considering a career in education, environmental sciences, conservation, public speaking, or other related fields. 

Informational Sessions

Date Time
TBD 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
TBD 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Training Classes (must attend one of each)

Training Date Time
Part 1 TBD 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Part 2 TBD 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Part 3 TBD 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Part 4 TBD 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Junior Educator

This program is designed to support the Education Department during AquaCamps and on the public exhibit pathway during summer. Junior Educators will serve with camp for one full day per week and on the public exhibit pathway one full day per week.

Applicants must be:

  • Between 14 & 17 years of age and enrolled in high school
  • Able to commit to a dedicated two-day-per-week schedule for the duration of the summer (June 3 - August 9)
  • Passionate about working with children and the public and engaging them with conservation-based messaging.

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SEA League

This program is designed to empower teens to take action for the ocean and the natural environment. Student Environmental Action League members meet at least monthly to discuss opportunities for teens to participate in internal and external Aquarium events. Applications will be available later in the year.

 

For more information about these programs please contact Rebecca Hughes at rhughes@flaquarium.org.