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The Aquarium is looking for volunteers in a variety of areas. In addition to making a difference, you’ll meet new friends and enjoy numerous benefits, such as free admission and discounts.
What you need to know about our volunteer program
At Mystic Aquarium, our mission is to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education and research. No one plays a bigger part in achieving that mission than our valued volunteers. In fact, there are entire programs that would not be possible without the support of our volunteers!
If you're thinking about applying for our volunteer program, we encourage you to take a look at the following information before submitting your application. You'll find volunteers from all walks of life at the Aquarium — students, retirees, homemakers, even full-time workers. If you choose to apply, placement will occur after your interview and will be based on your interests, availability, experience and our areas of need.
What are the requirements for becoming a volunteer?
What kind of benefits can I expect as a volunteer?
You'll find that there a quite a number of benefits to becoming a volunteer. These include:
In addition to these benefits, your work as a volunteer will pay you back in other ways. You'll gain experience in an exciting field. You'll receive on-the-job training in a friendly work environment. You'll have the satisfaction of helping others and spreading environmental awareness. Best of all, you'll contribute to our mission of research, education and conservation.
Roles & Departments
Where can I expect to work?
Volunteers are involved in a wide variety of functions at the Aquarium. Following initial training, volunteers assist in several roles, including exhibit education, classroom assistance, the stranding team and husbandry in animal care areas. We also have specialized SCUBA volunteers who dive our exhibits, as well as special events volunteers who assist with individual events and projects.
Looking for a rewarding experience combining your passion about the environment, wildlife conservation and making new friends while giving back to the community? Mystic Aquarium is seeking new volunteers to engage visitors through our education and programming. Whether you are looking for a few weekend hours to fill as a full-time professional/student or a regular position as a retiree, Mystic Aquarium has many volunteer opportunities to meet your unique schedule.
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