Share Your Love of Nature and Education!
Choose from a variety of volunteer positions, depending on your interests:
Our Butterfly Interpreter position is unique and critical to the Butterfly House. While in the Butterfly House, the important duties are making the visitors feel welcome, answering questions, and, of course, making sure the butterflies don’t get out! This is one of our most popular positions because of the tranquility of the Butterfly House. Interpreter are encouraged to develop their butterfly knowledge and species identification skills as they spend time with us. Click here to apply!
Shark & Stingray interpreter
This is an opportunity for volunteers that compares to no other in town! We are looking for individuals who are ocean animal enthusiasts or just want to learn more and share information! Shark & Sting Ray Interpreters work at the Shark & Stingray Touch Pool, where they educate guests about our stingrays and sharks, and help them safely touch the animals. Click here to apply!
Tidal Pool interpreter
The Tidal Pool is full of cold water animals like sea stars, sea anemones, and sea cucumbers that our visitors can touch. If you are fascinated by the ocean's diverse marine life, this is the perfect position for you! Volunteer with these incredible invertebrates and help guests safely touch the sea stars, sea cucumbers, and sea urchins. Click here to apply!
This position is a great fit for those interested or involved in the education field! Education Ambassadors facilitate the field trips that we have during the school year, with the greatest need in April and May. At the busiest of times, our facility sees nearly 300 students a day! Applicants are encouraged to be comfortable with large groups of children of all ages and be ready to have fun with the kids, marine life, and butterflies. Please email Jen@sdaquarium.org if interested in becoming an Education Ambassador!
Internships are available for individuals seeking experience in marine biology, ecology, lepidoptera, education, and/or marketing. Interns may receive college credits for the internship. Internships are on a volunteer basis. If interested in an internship, please email resume and cover letter to the listed email below based on internship interest.
For Ecolog or Lepidoptera please email Becca@sdaquarium.org
For Marine Biology please email Ariel@sdaquarium.org
For Education please email Jen@sdaquarium.org
For Marketing please email Lindsey@sdaquarium.org