Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Mystic Aquarium!
All volunteer candidates must fill out an application, interview with a member of the Human Resources team, submit a criminal back ground check (age 18 & over), and complete the required onboarding documentation and orientation. Currently, all interviews are being conducted over Zoom and orientation is through our online learning portal. We are also requiring documentation of a COVID vaccine & wearing masks in all indoor spaces. (If you are unable to get a vaccination, there may be an exemption granted. This is solely at the discretion of the organization.)
BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING:
In addition to these benefits, your work as a volunteer will pay you back in other ways. As a volunteer, you will:
Best of all, you'll contribute to our mission of conservation, education, and research!
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Do you enjoy spending time outdoors? Are you looking forward to a summer of opportunity to help teach kids? We have a great summer opportunity for those who love to help in a camp counselor role. This is a great way to give back to the community; along the way you will enjoy the ocean, the aquarium, the outdoors, and have fun all at once! Volunteers in this area will sign up for individual camps that span a few days to a week at a time.
Minimum Age: 16
Assist with sign-in, activities, and tours
Serve entire class (usually 3-5 days)
Participate up to 8 hours per day
Perform all other assigned duties
Enjoy working with children
Be prepared for a changing schedule each day
Volunteers do not need to make 6 month commitment for this role
Our Docent - Outdoor Exhibits provide information on our animals and their habitats to our guests. Exhibits include our sea lions, beluga whales, and penguins.
Minimum Age: 15
Come and join an amazing group of high school students who work together to explore and conserve local and threatened environments as well as to get fellow high school students and the public involved in community programs.
The members of this group regularly participate in beach clean-ups, amphibian monitoring, hosts workshops and summits and development of conservation based activities fellow students and the public.
Do you enjoy working in a fast-paced environment while learning about caring for our collection of mammals, birds, fish, and invertebrates? Volunteers in these areas get the opportunity to do some hands on work in our various departments.
Minimum Age: 18
Mystic Aquarium is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with a mission to inspire people to care for and protect our ocean planet through conservation, education, and research.
Sea Research seeks to achieve this mission by: