The New England Aquarium: Marine Mammal Volunteer

Cause Areas


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


Central WharfBoston, MA 02110


HIGHEST NEED: Weekday Availability. Volunteers are required to be able to commit to a fixed schedule of the same, consistent day each week for no less than six months.

Responsibilities: The Marine Mammal Department maintains two outdoor pinniped exhibits featuring Atlantic harbor seals and Northern fur seals. Volunteers support staff with food preparation and cleaning duties. There are several opportunities throughout the day to observe training sessions. Responsibilities include preparing daily animal diets; scrubbing, disinfecting, and hosing exhibit rockwork; cleaning exhibit windows; vacuuming exhibits and making toys for the animals. To maintain consistence for the animals, there is no hands on contact with the animals in this position.

To Apply: Visit and create a volunteer account. Once registered you can search and apply for available opportunities.


  • Veterinary
  • Animal Care / Handling
  • Aquarium Maintenance
  • Environmental Policy
  • Environmental Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 full,day each week (8am-5pm) for 6 months

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