Volunteers for the Deep Blue Sea Foundation at the Downtown Aquarium Denver create experiences that inspire aquarium guests to discover, explore, enjoy and protect our aquatic world.
Downtown Aquarium is a world-class aquarium located in the Central Platte Valley of Denver. Volunteers engage guests and interpret the aquarium exhibits. Guests travel over, under, around and through rivers, coral reefs and deep ocean environments.
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.
by dawn k. from Aurora, CO
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