Education volunteers work with school groups, courses and visitors. Their role is to inspire learners and visitors by introducing them to the wonder of marine life through our fascinating animals. Recruitment is done once a year, followed by intensive training that takes 6 months to complete.
Aquarium volunteers assist in the day to day work of the aquarium, by cleaning exhibits both in the visitor areas and behind the scenes. Volunteers also help to prepare food for the aquarium, and assist with feeding fish. To volunteer here you need to be fit, mobile and able to swim.
Volunteers in the Animal Health department assist with a range of tasks associated with animal health care. For this reason we select volunteers who are studying in the veterinary or animal health field. We also have volunteers who can assist with data entry.
Volunteers in this area are also active in animal care. They may assist with cleaning exhibits, help to ensure that the back of house areas are clean and neat, assist with feeding and do a range of other tasks associated with caring for reptiles.
Volunteers assist in preparing food for the animals, and clean and perform other tasks as required. There is no set recruitment period, but there is often a waiting list. You need to be fit, active and be able to swim very well. There is an obligatory training period to ensure that you are able to work in this environment.
Volunteers in the Technical department assist with carpentry, pump maintenance and electrical wiring. As this is specialised work, volunteers need to have the relevant training, certification or trade registration.