Ocean Animal Tidal Pool Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


4320 S. Oxbow Ave.Sioux Falls, SD 57106


Along with getting to experience touching starfish, sea cucumbers, urchins and other cold-water creatures, you will be interacting with guests, answering questions, and ensuring the safety of the animals. This is a great environment to learn about ocean animals and use your communication skills with guests from all around the world! During a typical shift, you'll ask guests to rinse their hands with water (removing any soaps or other residues), you might show a guest how to get "hugged" by a sea urchin, encourage them to touch a squishy sea cucumber or share how some types of sea anemones can live to be 150 years old!

No previous experience required, just bring an enthusiasm for learning & sharing about ocean animals! This is a year-round opportunity and requires volunteers to commit to 4 hours per month for the duration of their volunteering. This volunteer position does not include any feeding, cleaning or care of animals.


  • General Education
  • Environmental Education
  • Animal Therapy
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Habitat Restoration
  • STEM

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 21/2 hour shifts
  • Must have a positive, friendly attitude & ability to use good judgment in determining animal safety.

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