Docent with guests

Docent Volunteers

Docents have the best fish tales in town.

Docents are stationed throughout the Aquarium galleries to share information about the habitats, animals and plants. As a docent, you will be equipped with interesting and fun facts that will impress any visitor. Docent shifts are available Monday thru Sunday, 9:30 am - 2 pm or 1:30 pm to 6 pm. We especially need weekend docents!

Docent volunteers should:

  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be enthusiastic and cheerful
  • Have good oral communication skills
  • Have an interest in working with the public, animals, plants, habitats or the environment
  • Be available to work one 4½ hour shifts once a week
  • Requires standing and walking through building
  • Have access to a computer

Basic duties:

  • Answer questions as visitors tour the Aquarium
  • Interpreting exhibits and the habitats and explaining exhibit animals and plants
  • Sharing an environmental message to the general public that stresses the interconnectedness of all living things and the importance of stewardship
  • Extending hospitality to visitors touring the Tennessee Aquarium


  • Attend all 6 training sessions on Monday evenings beginning February 12, 2018 from 6 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
  • Pass an AquaAssessment at the conclusion of the training course


  • Two 4½ hour shifts are available each day, from 9:30 am -2 pm or 1:30 pm - 6 pm seven days a week
  • We especially need weekend volunteers!

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer please fill out the volunteer inquiry below or print and complete the volunteer inquiry and send to us. We will contact you to set up an interview.

Tennessee Aquarium Volunteer Inquiry



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