Share Shedd stories as a Guest Engagement volunteer!


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


Shedd Aquarium1200 S. Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 60605


Do you enjoy interacting with a diverse group of people? Are you passionate about the natural world? Are you ready to learn, and teach, new things? We are looking for you!

We are looking for Guest Engagement volunteers to help with Exhibit Interpretation. Engage guests throughout our exhibits by using techniques such as hands-on activities, questioning, descriptive language and props. Responsibilities include promoting self-discovery, sparking compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world, engaging guests with relevant animal information and providing great customer service for audiences of various backgrounds. We'll teach you everything you need to know, and more!

Volunteers over the age of 18, and those with weekday availability, are most needed.

Are you ready to join us? Learn More and Apply at


  • Customer Service
  • Storytelling
  • Environmental Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 shift weekly (weekday) or biweekly (weekend).
  • Shifts run 9am-1:30pm or 1pm-5:30pm, 1 year minimum commitment preferred.

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