Pine Knoll Shores Teen Volunteers

Summer Junior Volunteer Program 2017

2017 Program has been Filled Check Back for 2018 details

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 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 2017 application has past. We are no longer accepting applications. 
Come back later for the 2018 volunteer application!

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.

Stay Tuned for the 2018 program

If there are any further questions regarding the Junior Volunteer Program, please call the Volunteer Coordinator Aly Mack at (252) 247-4003, ext. 256.


New Year-Long JR VOlunteer Program

Program for ages 14-17

The Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shoes has recently created a year-long volunteer program for teens ages 14-17 years old. Those teens interested in becoming a longterm volunteer at the Aquarium must have completed either the Aquarium Teen Ambassador program or the Summer Junior Volunteer program to be eligible for the year-round 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 Volunteer Coordinator Aly Mack. Email: Fax:252-247-0663 Regular Mail: 1 Roosevelt Blvd. Pine Knoll Shores, NC 28512 

For More information, contact Aly at 252-247-4003 x.286 We would love to have you as a part of our Aquarium family.

Year Long Junior Volunteer Program Application

other opportunities


The 2017-2018 PROGRAM IS FULL
Check back for details on the 2018-2019 program

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 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

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