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Meet with current volunteers and join them for a one-hour tour of the Aquarium where you’ll discover different volunteer opportunities available, speak with staff from different departments seeking volunteer help and learn about the variety of work done here at Mystic Aquarium.

Whether you’re looking for a few weekend hours to fill as a full-time professional or a regular position as a retiree, Mystic Aquarium has many volunteer opportunities to meet your unique schedule, interests and expertise, in departments and specialties including:

Special event staff
Special event photographers
Spanish & Chinese interpreters
Sign language translators
Camp program assistant
Classroom assistant
Fish & Invertebrates
Water Quality lab
Youth Conservation Corps
Group events
Volunteers must:

Be at least 15 years old
Pass background check
Attend required training
Attend required meetings
Adhere to uniform policy
Complete tasks as assigned by staff
Aquarium volunteers help us to accomplish our mission of conservation, education and research on campus, along the shoreline, in the estuaries of Long Island Sound, on species in South Africa and the Artic, and so much more. Discover how you can play part in making a global impact on our ocean planet.

Admission for the Volunteer Open House is free.

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