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Apply Now! Water Quality Volunteer (Boston)

Water Quality

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One day (8:45 a.m.-1:00 p.m.) per week for a period of six months

Summary: Animals living in the New England Aquarium rely on water to keep them healthy. Our Water Quality Lab staff analyzes environmental elements for all Aquarium exhibits to ensure the appropriate parameters are met to keep exhibits thriving.


  •          Collect water samples from various marine mammal, penguin and fish exhibits.
  •          Assist with the chemical and microbiological analysis of those and other water samples under the supervision of Water Quality Technical staff.
  •          Volunteers will be utilizing several techniques to analyze salt and fresh water, including pH meters, spectrophotometers, and titrations.


  •          Basic chemistry and biology background.
  •          Previous experience in a lab helpful.
  •          Must have demonstrated ability to learn quickly and be motivated to work independently.
  •          Must be able to lift 50 pounds.
  •          Must be at least 18 years old.


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1/1/1990    - 12/31/2018VOLUNTEERS NEEDED THROUGH 12/31/2018

Boston, MA 02110


500  483

Lace Garland

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