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Aquarium of the Bay Dive Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Aquarium of the Bay

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Dive Volunteers
Dive Volunteers assist our biologists with underwater maintenance of our exhibits!

Position Description:

On SCUBA, assist with the underwater maintenance of aquarium exhibits, including underwater vacuuming and scrubbing. Other duties include setup and break-down of vacuum pumps, preparing food, performing broadcast feedings, and assisting with in-water sevengill shark target feeding


Must be a certified SCUBA diver with a minimum of 10 logged dives and experience with cold water diving. Must also have a current dive physical, be first aid certified, and necessary dive equipment (booties, gloves, and mask).


Must be at least 18 years old, able to lift at least 50 pounds, and in good physical condition. Must be comfortable underwater and around various aquarium animals, including rays and sharks. Must also pass in-water and written dive tests.


Must be able to work one eight-hour shift per week for a minimum of six months and commit to an initial training period of two months.

Volunteer Benefits

There are many perks that go along with volunteering at Bay Ecotarium, including

  • Ongoing professional training
  • Individual Plus Aquarium membership (after 100 hours of service)
  • First-hand look at behind-the-scenes operations
  • 25% Aquarium gift shop discount
  • Recognition, guest passes, and awards for hours served
  • Volunteer appreciation events
  • Satisfaction of knowing you are helping us in our mission to protect, conserve and inspire conservation of San Francisco Bay and its watershed, from the Sierra to the Sea.

1 Shift

  • 08:00 AM to 03:00 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, Environment


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This opportunity has 1 shift


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



  • Animal Care / Handling




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 1 Eight Hour shift once a week for at least 6 months

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