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Sea Center Volunteer Program

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  Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers begin their time as Exhibit Interpreters working alongside staff on the Sea Center floor educating visitors about local marine animals and hands on ocean science based activities. New volunteers will shadow other experienced volunteers and/or staff until they feel comfortable interpreting at a station on their own. Once volunteers have completed the 4-month minimum requirement as an Exhibit Interpreter they are welcome to apply for other advanced positions at the Sea Center.

Category   
Opportunity    Description Next Steps? Time Required
Exhibit Interpreters DAILY
3hr Shifts:
AM / MID / PM
-  Interact with & educate the public about local marine life
-  Assist with special events both on and offsite
-  Interest and willingness to learn about marine science
  • Attend Training
  • Submit Application & Paperwork
  • Fingerprinting & Clearance Meeting
  •  1 x 3hr shift / week
  • Min 4-month commitment

 

Advanced Volunteer Opportunites

Category   
Opportunity    Description Next Steps? Time Required
Education Volunteer
MON–FRI
9:45 AM–12:45 PM
 

-  Interact with school  groups and educate students about local marine life
-  Participate in field explorations at the beach
 

  • Interview with Volunteer Manager & Education Coord
  • Feel comfortable as Exhibit Interpreter
  • 1 x 3hr shift / week
  • Min 4-month commitment
Aquarist Assistant TUES & THURS
9:00–1:00 PM
1:00–5:00 PM
 
-  Help maintain tanks,  care for animals and educate the public about local marine species
-  Training required
 
  • Interview with Volunteer Manager & Aquarist
  • Train with Aquarist
  • 1 x 4hr shift / week
    Min 3 month commitment
Shark Interpreter SUNDAYS
2:00–5:00 PM
 
-  Interact & educate the public about shark conservation
-  Give presentations about shark conservation & feeding demonstrations
 
  • Interview with Volunteer Manager & Aquarist
  • Train with Aquarist
  •  1 x 4hr shift / week
  • Sunday’s required
  • Min 3 month commitment
Nature Adventures SUMMER/ WINTER/SPRING
MON–FRI
 
-  Assist Programs Manager with nature based education camps during school breaks
  • Interview with Programs Manager
  • As needed
  • School Breaks
Outreach WEEKENDS
See Calendar
 
-  Assist with outreach public ed programs, including Discovery Zone, Oceanology & science outdoor activities
  • Interview with Programs Manager
  • Weekends
  • Kayaking experience a plus
Office Support

SUN- THURS     3hr Shifts:
AM / MID / PM       

-  Assist administration with general office duties, advertising & marketing
  • Interview with Volunteer Manager or Programs Manager
  • As needed
  • On-going

 

 

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