Volunteer at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Newport, OregonThe Oregon Coast Aquarium volunteer spring training session begins April 6. In order to apply applicants must submit an official application which is available at the admissions area of the Aquarium or on  After receiving your completed application, the Aquarium will then contact the applicant prior to training to conduct an interview.
During the six week interpretive training course, volunteers gain in depth knowledge about the biology of the animals; meet the husbandry staff and learn about how they care for the animals. Volunteering at the Aquarium requires no special education or background, just a willingness to learn and commit to 100 hours per year.
“The Oregon Coast Aquarium makes a significant commitment to its volunteers by offering a first-class training program; a supportive staff in both the education and animal husbandry departments, and a highly rated facility,” said Julie Shafer, Interpretive Shift Captain. “This commitment makes it a joy to volunteer and to share my experiences with our valued visitors.”
Volunteers receive numerous benefits including a membership to the Aquarium, discounts in both the café and gift shops and many others.
Visit the aquarium  at 2820 S.E. Ferry Slip Rd., Newport, OR., 541-867-3474.