Teen Volunteers

An exciting and inspiring place to volunteer

Want to share your knowledge and passion for marine biology and the environment with others? The Florida Aquarium is now accepting applications for our Teen Volunteer programs! 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 clean ups, plantings of sea oats and other beneficial flora, and special events.

Teen Education Volunteer  Program

This year-round program is designed for students who are interested in pursuing an education or career in marine biology, or other science-based field. These volunteers will interact with guests at interactive touch pools and along our public pathway. Students involved in the Teen Education Volunteer program must be at least 16 years of age or older and are expected to volunteer for at least one four-hour shift, every other week, for no less than six months. Applicants are accepted for our fall, spring, and summer terms. Space is limited and acceptance into the program is not guaranteed.

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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. Please use the updated application form at the link below.

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Non-Program Volunteer Opportunities

The Aquarium recognizes that many teens and families have other obligations that may preclude them from participating in a regularly scheduled volunteer commitment. For these situations, we recommend signing up for our Conservation Newsletter below to receive notifications about one time volunteer opportunities in the area.