Volunteer Opportunities

The Tennessee Aquarium is a private, non-profit organization and volunteers are vital to our success. Aquarium Volunteers educate our guests, care for our plants and animals, assist in our offices or volunteer behind the acrylic walls as divers. Discover the unique, educational and fun volunteer opportunities at the Tennessee Aquarium.


Docents are stationed throughout the Aquarium galleries to share information about the habitats, animals and plants. Learn More

volunteer-with-box-of-butterfliesHorticulture Volunteer

Volunteers are trained to provide daily care can keep our exhibits looking healthy and clean. Learn More

aquarium-youth-volunteerTeen Volunteer

Teen volunteers help visitors locate camouflaged animals, assist guests and share interesting animal facts. Learn More

aquarium-volunteer-with-summer-camp-kidsSummer Day Camp Volunteer

Day Camp volunteers help with crafts, snacks, hiking, canoeing and field trips for younger children during the Education department's summer camp. Learn More

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