Volunteer at the New England Aquarium

Love penguins? Curious about what’s going on with the anacondas? Passionate about educating people about marine animals and the environment? Volunteer at the Aquarium! Whether you're interested in a marine-related career or just want to get your feet—and hands—wet in the world of water, the Aquarium is the perfect place to volunteer your time and energy.



Why Volunteer at the Aquarium?

  • Discover what goes on at the Aquarium behind the scenes

  • Work towards New England Aquarium’s mission of protecting the blue planet

  • Meet others who are passionate about the world of water

  • Gain valuable, hands-on experience

  • Network with professionals and other volunteers

  • Receive excellent benefits

What Do Volunteers Do?

  • Prepare food for the penguins, fish, seals, and sea lions

  • Feed the animals in the Giant Ocean Tank

  • Educate and interact with visitors

  • Design surveys for the Teacher Resource Center

  • Conduct research on conservation projects

      And more! For a list of volunteer opportunities, click here.

Volunteer opportunities are available year-round in many different departments. Most positions require a six-month commitment, and volunteers work one full day a week (8 a.m.- 6 p.m.). Limited weekend and short term positions are also available.