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.

volunteer-showing-child-a-butterflyDocents

Application deadline: (Monday, Sept. 12, 2014) 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-volunteer-reef-diversVolunteer Diver

(Next recruitment Jan. 2015) Volunteer divers are experienced certified divers who help aquarium staff care for the exhibits. Learn More


aquarium-youth-volunteerHigh School Youth Volunteer

(application deadline: Mon., Oct. 6, 2014 by 4 pm) Youth volunteers help visitors locate camouflaged animals, assist guests and share interesting animal facts. Learn More


aquarium-volunteers-with-penguinsCollege Internships in Husbandry

The internship program provides hands-on experience that will be a vital part of a college education. 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


The volunteer application process consists of a written application and a personal interview. A training program is required for most positions. We ask our volunteers to make a one year commitment with the Aquarium. Please fill out the volunteer inquiry below and we will be in touch with you shortly to set up an interview.

Tennessee Aquarium Volunteer Inquiry

 

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Volunteer Contact Information

If you have questions contact the volunteer office at 800.262.0695 ext. 3057, 423.785.3057 or e-mail fcb@tnaqua.org. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the form online or print and complete the volunteer inquiry and send to us. We will contact you to set up an interview.

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