Teen Volunteers

Help us protect & restore our blue planet

The Florida Aquarium is excited to announce that we are revising our Teen Programming to meet the needs of the community more effectively. The Junior Educator Program will vary slightly from the below description. 2019 dates will be posted by Feb. 1 and will have the same application requirements (essay and recommendation).

Want to share your knowledge and passion for marine biology and the environment with others? Teen Volunteers will receive training about animals in the habitats at the Aquarium and around the world, gain customer service skills and develop essential workplace skills. Participants may also take part in other volunteer opportunities such as cleanups, plantings of sea oats and other beneficial flora, and special events.


Student Environmental Action League (SEA League)

We are excited to announce that the SEA League is currently accepting applications for 2019! The League was created to explore many areas in which local teens can help strengthen the impact and focus of the Aquarium's mission and vision, in both internal and external efforts. Please click here for the full description and essay prompt. Applications and recommendations are due no later than Dec. 15, 2018.

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Junior Educator Program

Our Junior Educators volunteer with us through the entire summer, assisting our instructor team with AquaCamps and our Public Programs team with guests on the public pathway. This program is a great introduction for those considering a career in early childhood education, marine biology, or hospitality! Applicants must be high school students between the ages of 14 and 17 and must commit to volunteering for the entire summer, in addition to completing a rigorous application process and attending training sessions before the summer begins. Junior Educators have a regular weekly schedule consisting of two full-day shifts each week – one day with our AquaCamps and one day with the Public Programs team. An updated application form will be available beginning Feb. 1, 2019.


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Please contact Rebecca Hughes, rhughes@flaquarium.org, with specific questions. Please use the subject line "Teen Volunteer Program Question" for the quickest response. If you have already submitted your application for Spring 2019, you will be contacted directly with more details.