TEEN VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Touch Pool Interpreter (ages 14+)
Provides interpretive information about the touch pool animals while encouraging visitors to follow handling rules. Discusses common beachcombing and marine science questions.
Discovery Cart Volunteer (ages 14+)
Discovery carts are hands-on, portable education stations, to encourage guests to explore topics related to animals and ecosystems of North Carolina. Currently our Discovery Cart Interpreters will be located outside in the courtyard and through the exhibit space. Topics may include Sea Turtles, Sharks, Carnivorous Plants, Alligators, River Otters, and more!
Youth Naturalist - Camp Assistant
We are currently unable to take on new volunteers for the Youth Naturalist-Camp Assistant Teen Volunteer Program this summer season. Please check back with us next year for the 2022 summer season. Thank you for your understanding and we can’t wait to see you soon!
Program for Ages 14-17 [Must be at least 14 years old prior to the program start date (June 2021) and completed freshman year of High School]
Interested in a summer of fun and learning? The Aquarium invites those who are interested in immersing themselves into energetic summer camps that involves marine biology, zoology, and environmental science through the Youth Naturalist-Camp Assistant Teen Volunteer Program. Those selected to participate in this summer program will have the opportunity to work alongside Camp Instructors as assistants and under the supervision of the Education Department. This program is designed to be engaging, rewarding, and interesting. Teen Volunteers must always adhere to the Aquarium standards for appearance and conduct.
The Youth Naturalist is a summer teen volunteer program that helps develop personal and professional life skills for students interested in summer camp, outdoor environmental education, science, and more. Volunteer as a summer camp assistant, working with our Special Activities education staff helping campers with crafts, games and activities at the Aquarium for at least 2 weeks over the summer. Activities and crafts may include, fishing, tie-dye, kayaking, fish printing, ecological field trips, crabbing, snack time, outdoor games, investigation labs, and more.
Starting in early June, Youth Naturalist-Camp Assistant volunteers will attend a two-day orientation at the Aquarium. The time commitment each day of summer camp is roughly 7 hours per day, 5 days a week. Over the summer, Youth Naturalist-Camp Assistant may acquire upwards to 70 hours of volunteer service assisting camp instructors and campers at the Aquarium.
If interested and eligible for this program, please fill out this application. Send completed application to Volunteer Coordinator Taylor McConnell, [email protected], or regular mail PO Box 697, Airport Road, Manteo NC 27954. We would enjoy having you join our Aquarium family.