Would you recommend Deep Blue Sea Foundation- Downtown Aquarium Denver?
I signed up to volunteer with DBSF around the same time as the other reviewer. I had a very different experience.
First, the Volunteer Match website does NOT make it clear that you will receive an email from DBSF and then need to communicate with a volunteer coordinator to set up an interview. I received an email from Jackie with eight different attachments for all the different positions even though I specifically signed up for diving via VolunteerMatch. It was confusing. However, I had no problem setting up an interview and was handed over to Kim, who runs volunteer dive ops, and is very nice and responsive.
Second, the process to become a volunteer diver is multi-step and took me about two months to complete. There are medical forms, a drug test, a background test, an orientation, a fee, a swim test, and a check-out dive. The Aquarium has lots of kids around and is very focused on safety, so all these activities seemed reasonable to me.
I received an email asking me to call in and setup and interview, I called in, I was placed on hold for 35 mins, before I hung up. I emailed the lady back, and told her about being put on hold, for 35 mins, and asked her to call me, at a time convenient to them. No one ever called me back