Touch Tank Volunteer


Cause Areas


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


524 J. Clyde Morris BlvdNewport News, VA 23601


PURPOSE: To enhance the museum guest’s understanding and appreciation of our natural environment. Will interact directly with the public by sharing their knowledge of the touch tank and providing excellent customer service to all guests.


  • Greet and warmly welcome all guests
  • Relate to all guests in a friendly, respectful, and enthusiastic manner
  • Anticipate and answer guest questions as the arise
  • Ability to represent the museum in a professional and knowledgeable manner at all times
  • Provide accurate and current information on the touch tank animals and museum events
  • Adhere to museum policies and procedures
  • Ability to direct and command the group attention and maintain discipline, particularly with groups of school children
  • Work well with others as well as maintain guest interaction


  • Ability to be comfortable speaking to varying sizes of groups
  • May need to feed animals during the appropriate scheduled time
  • Stay up to date on facts about exhibit animals, the Chesapeake Bay, and conservation education


  • All Virginia Living Museumvolunteers must work at least 1 shift per month.
  • It is necessary that you report on time when scheduled. If you are not able to attend, it is required that you inform Volunteer Services in advance so that a substitute can be found
  • Strong interest in marine life
  • Desire to educate others
  • Be willing to get hands wet and handle various types of animals
  • Ability to represent the museum in a positive way through attitude, appearance, and actions.


  • New Volunteer Orientation
  • Touch Tank Training session


  • Reports to Volunteer Services Staff


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • at least one shift a month or a regular shift
  • Must submit an application found at
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