Updated: Friday, January 3, 2014

The current volunteer openings are listed below.

For more information, e-mail volunteers@mbayaq.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.

Aquarium Guide

Summer Guide

Become a volunteer guide this summer and share the Aquarium’s mission to inspire conservation of the oceans. As a Volunteer Guide, you’ll explore the oceans with our guests.

To join this program, please attend one of our information sessions  on Tuesday, March 25th from 7-8:30 p.m. or on Saturday, March 29th from 9-10:30 a.m. at the Aquarium main entrance.

Also, please submit your application for the Volunteer Guide Program by clicking on the link. We ask that you follow all instructions in the application to be considered for the program.  


Apprentice Guides stand at various exhibits throughout the Aquarium on a four-hour shift per week or five-hour shift every other weekend. Guides handle live animals and plants in cold water touch pools and should 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 and submission of an electronic application are required. 

Following acceptance into the program there are three-nights of training scheduled for April 21, 24 and 28 (6-9 p.m.). If selected, you must attend these three evenings of training and commit to a four-hour shift each week or every other weekend through Summer until September 2014.