Updated: Monday, November 4, 2013
These are the current volunteer openings. To apply or learn more, please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Closing Dates: Unless specified in the position announcement, we don't close a position until it has been filled. You may apply for the position until it is filled.
Become a volunteer guide and share the Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the oceans. As an Apprentice Guide, you’ll explore the world of Monterey Bay and the ocean beyond, sharing this knowledge with our guests.
Recruitment will re-open in 2014.
Please stay tuned for updates. We’ll announce information meetings for 2014 soon. You must attend one of these meetings in order to participate. Please submit your request for additional Apprentice Guide Program information to our Volunteer Resources Department. Please indicate all days and times you are available to volunteer on the form.
Apprentice Guides stand at various exhibits throughout the Aquarium on a four-hour shift. They model appropriate animal handling and have hands in and out of cold water for up to 30 minutes per touch pool assignment. Guides must be able to communicate effectively in noisy and crowded conditions. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old.
Length of Time Commitment
Attendance at one information meeting is required. There are six-nights of training scheduled for the third and fourth weeks of April 2014. If selected for the program, you must attend these six evenings of training and commit to a four-hour shift each week or every other weekend for one year.
All volunteer benefits apply. Benefits include entry into the aquarium, volunteer recognition and access to staff/volunteer enrichments.