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ORGANIZATION: Aquarium of the Bay

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Education and Outreach Volunteer
Education and Outreach volunteers engage and educate our visitors at the aquarium and out in the community!

Are you passionate about protecting our San Francisco Bay? Would you like a chance to interact with the public and engage visitors in marine science? Become a docent and make a difference in bay conservation!

Position Description:

Docents are volunteers that engage with guests by sharing knowledge of our local marine animals and habitats here in the San Francisco Bay to actively promote the conservation mission of Bayecotarium.org.

Receive docent training and continuing education experiences in a team setting with a strong sense of community and mutual support within the Education team. Learn about our bay ecosystem, practice public speaking, work with people and animals, and best of all, get behind-the-scenes access to The Aquarium of the Bay! Opportunities to join regular shifts are available most days of the week.


All levels of experience or inexperience are welcome to apply! Bay.org volunteers are required to pass a background check.


Docents are required to attend orientation and training and commit to at least 8-hours a month (recommended in 4-hour sessions) for at least 6-months

2 Shifts

  • morning / 10:30 AM to 02:30 PM PST
  • afternoon / 02:00 PM to 06:00 PM PST
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About Aquarium of the Bay


PIER 39, The Embarcadero at Beach Street, San Francisco, CA 94133, US

Mission Statement

Aquarium of the Bay's mission is to protect, restore, and inspire conservation of the San Francisco Bay and its watershed from the Sierra to the sea.


Aquarium of the Bay is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit marine nature center dedicated to inspiring conservation of the San Francisco Bay and all marine environments. Affiliated with The Bay Institute, the Aquarium strongly emphasizes conservation, research and education as its key priorities.

With exhibitions focused on the Bay's diverse aquatic animals and distinctive ecosystems, the Aquarium hosts nearly 600,000 visitors each year, and provides free classes and tours to more than 15,000 Bay Area school children annually.

The 65,000 square foot facility features 300 feet of crystal clear acrylic tunnels holding over 700,000 gallons of filtered Bay water that is home to over 20,000 aquatic animals, including sharks, bat rays and skates. New exhibits installed in April 2009 include an octopus exhibit, a jellies exhibit and PG&E Bay Lab, an interactive climate change exhibit.

Reflecting our emphasis on conservation, the Aquarium is a Certified Green Business. The San Francisco Green Business Program seeks to achieve a healthier and cleaner environment by helping businesses integrate environmental responsibility into their operations in a manner that is sustainable as well as profitable.

The Aquarium is also accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a difficult-to-achieve indicator that it has met AZA's exacting standards for animal management and care, including living environments, social groupings, health and nutrition.


Education & Literacy
Animals, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


Aquarium of the Bay - PIER 39Embarcadero and Beach StreetSan Francisco, CA 94133



  • Environmental Education




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • six months

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