Pine Knoll Shores Teen Volunteers

Summer Junior Volunteer Program 2018

Now Accepting 2018 applications: Deadline April 30

Interested in a summer of fun and learning? The Aquarium invites rising freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in High School who are genuinely interested in marine biology, zoology, and environmental science to take part in our Summer Junior Volunteer Program. Those selected to participate in this program will have the opportunity to work alongside experienced volunteers as habitat interpreters and under the supervision of the Education Department. Throughout the duration of this program, the Aquarium encourages participation in additional opportunities that enable students to learn about the Aquarium and explore areas of personal interest.   This program is designed to be fun, rewarding, and interesting. Junior Volunteers must always adhere to the Aquarium standards for appearance and conduct.

To be eligible for an interview, the application and one reference must be submitted by the deadline.
The deadline for 2018 applications is April 30. 

It is our hope that participation in this program will provide experience necessary for future education and employment opportunities in marine biology and aquatic science. Please note there is a $25 fee for this program due upon acceptance by the orientation date. If there are any further questions regarding the Junior Volunteer Program, please call the Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Alyssa Knowlton at (252) 247-4003, ext. 258.

2018 program Application






Year-round JR VOlunteer Program

Program for ages 14-17

The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores junior year-round volunteer program is for teens ages 14-17 years old. Teens interested in the program must have completed either the Aquarium Teen Ambassador program or the Summer Junior Volunteer program.

Orientation is held once a month (on a weekend day) from September through March. Junior volunteers are responsible for educating visitors at touch pools, discovery carts, and the classroom. ***Please note, there are NO junior volunteer opportunities in husbandry, as husbandry volunteers are required to be at least 18 years old.***

 If interested and eligible for this program, please fill out the application. Send completed applications to Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Alyssa Knowlton. Email: [email protected] Fax:252-247-0663 Regular Mail: 1 Roosevelt Blvd. Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512. You can also contact Alyssa at 252-247-4003 x.258 We would love to have you as a part of our Aquarium family.

Year Round Junior Volunteer Program Application

other opportunities

Job Shadow Program

School-required Community service

Program runs September-April

The North Carolina Aquarium offers students in grades 9 – 12 the opportunity to fulfill the requirements for Senior Projects and other school-based community service through its job shadowing program.  The Aquarium offers job shadowing opportunities of either 8 or 15 hours during the school year, September-April.  Job shadowing is not available during the summer.   

In the course of a job shadow, a student receives a broad overview of Aquarium operations and exhibits.  Each student works with a variety of staff and volunteers in several different departments, including Education and Husbandry, learning about many different aspects of animal life and habitats.  We cannot tailor a job shadow to a student’s senior project topic. For more information please contact Assistant Volunteer Coordinator Alyssa Knowlton at 252-247-4003 x258

2018 Job Shadow Application


To be eligible for the 2018-2019 registration 
please come to the open house Sept. 29, 2018 from 10 a.m. - Noon 

Through instructor-led group activities and hands-on experiences, participants in this program will learn about the diverse marine life along our coast and how to take an active role in protecting species and habitats. Teen Ambassadors, led by Aquarium staff, will meet twice a month for a program that will inspire a sense of wonder, while building and strengthening relationships with like-minded youth. This program focuses on leadership, public speaking, community service and presentation skills in a fun and exciting way. For more information please contact Volunteer Coordinator Aly Mack at 252-247-4003, x256 

• Open to rising 7th through 10th graders
• Two Saturdays a month from October to May
• Six to eight hours per month commitment
• Program fee is $80 by the time of registration

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