Pine Knoll Shores Teen Volunteers

Pine Knoll Shores Teen Volunteers

Summer Junior Volunteer Program

program for rising 9th-12th graders

The 2022 Summer Junior Volunter Program is closed.
f you are interested in being placed on wait list for the 2023 year plase email [email protected]

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.

Year-round Junior 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. 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 in our year-round volunteer program contact Volunteer Coordinator Aly Mack
[email protected] or call 252-247-4003 x286


Program for grades 7-10

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. This program is open to grades 7-10, requires participation two Saturdays a month from October to May. 

Please contact [email protected] for more information on the program and how to register. 

Other PROGRAMs for Students

We have job shadow programs and select internships for students throughout the year. Follow the link for more student opportunities.

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