The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
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.
Animal Care / Handling
Good Match For
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.