Five Steps to Volunteer

Step 1: Check out the volunteer roles and fill out an application
Learn about the various positions volunteers hold on our Volunteer Roles page. Once you have determined which volunteer role interests you, fill out an application. Applications are accepted year-round. For answers to many common questions about applying and volunteering at the Aquarium, check out our FAQ page.

Step 2:  Attend a volunteer info night
Volunteer info nights are held every other month for one hour in the evening. During the info session you will learn about the Aquarium and our mission, the available volunteer positions, and the volunteer time commitment for each position. You will also be able to sign up for a volunteer interview. 

Step 3:  Volunteer interview 
After signing up for an interview time during info night, we will contact you to come to the Aquarium for an interview. We will discuss the volunteer role you are interested in, your background, and your availability.  If you are a match for our needs, you will be accepted as a new volunteer at the Aquarium and invited to a volunteer orientation.

Step 4:  Attend a volunteer orientation
Volunteer orientations are held every other month, and are typically three hours long. During the orientation you will learn about the Aquarium, volunteer policies and procedures, and go on a tour of the Aquarium. At this time, we will collect the $30 non-refundable volunteer fee, which is tax deductible and goes towards defraying the cost of your training and uniform.

Step 5:  Volunteer training
Once you have attended the volunteer orientation, you begin training for your specific role. You will train within the department in which your position falls. Training must be completed during consecutive weekly shifts, the duration of which varies between positions.

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Aquarium of the Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from individuals who will contribute to its diversity.

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