Volunteer At A Hands-On Aquarium in Newport!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


175 Memorial Blvd.Newport, RI 02840


Have you ever wanted to touch a shark or hold a sea star? Save The Bay's Exploration Center & Aquarium on Easton's Beach in Newport is seeking volunteers! Volunteers are needed to interact with guests at exhibits, talk about and handle the various small marine critters that make Narragansett Bay their home, assist with crafts and other projects and more! Come meet the staff, the critters and have some fun! Volunteers will be provided with on-the-job training to learn about the exhibits and how to interact with the visitors.

Requirements: Be friendly, outgoing, and willing to learn. Be reliable and able to help out on a consistent basis. Be able to stand up for most of a shift. Docents must be 18+ for the South County Center and 16+ for the Exploration Center. Background check required.

Exploration Center & Aquarium at Easton's Beach in Newport
Location: 175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI (map)
Hours: Shifts of 9:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 12:45-4 are available 7 days a week during the summer, and on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and public school vacations from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Aquarium Maintenance
  • Environmental Science
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training

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