Heartfelt thanks from the bottom of Elliott Bay!

Since the Seattle Aquarium opened in 1977, volunteers have contributed over one million hours of service supporting our mission of Inspiring Conservation of Our Marine Environment. Simply put, the Seattle Aquarium would not be what it is without our talented, dedicated and passionate volunteers—amazing and generous people who are interested in learning more about the marine world around them, getting their hands dirty, and inspiring others to conserve our precious, one world ocean.

Adult Programs

Seattle Aquarium volunteers learn about the marine environment and their relationship to it. They share their time, meet people with similar interests and help guests understand the wonders of the marine world. 

Youth Ocean Advocates

We’re looking for passionate young people who have an interest in learning about the ocean and will work to inspire others to take conservation action.

Beach Naturalist Program

Stroll along almost any Seattle beach during low tide on a summer weekend and you'll see that the shore is alive!

Cedar River Salmon Journey

Join volunteer naturalists at the Ballard Locks and at four sites along the Cedar River to see and learn about salmon.

College Internships

The Seattle Aquarium internship program is designed for those with a strong desire to move into the zoo/aquarium field as a career path. 

Seattle Aquarium - Volunteer Office

1483 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98101

Questions about Adult Programs? Email volunteers@seattleaquarium.org

Questions about Youth Programs? Email aquateens@seattleaquarium.org