Military Volunteer Program

Military Volunteer Program

Military Volunteer Program

Georgia Aquarium is seeking United States active military, retired military and veterans to join our Military Volunteer Program! If you have a passion for aquatic life and a talent of engaging with people, we can use your skills. Join us in creating an Aquarium experience that will entertain and educate millions of people each year.

Military volunteers will assist in following areas:

  • Service Projects – get involved in conservation projects throughout the community.
  • Gallery Interpretation – engaging people from all ages and places in learning about aquatic life.
  • Special Events – engaging guests in our Special Military Events and activities.
  • Guest Services – welcoming guests and assisting them with directions and general information about the Aquarium.

Military Volunteer Program Requirements:

  • Applicants must be United States active military, retired military or veterans
  • Be available to volunteer on Mondays and/or Saturdays
  • Be able to volunteer at least 50 hours per year in public areas engaging with guests
  • Complete at least two designated conservation service projects per year
  • Possess good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Have a passion for conservation, education, and animals
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and a positive, team-oriented attitude
  • Be able to pass a background check and complete all required training listed below

Spring 2017 Military Volunteer Program Timeline

Applications will be accepted until:


Program Information Session

6/12/17 or 6/17/17



Required Training Classes

7/10/17 or 7/15/17

Required Training Classes

7/24/17 or 7/29/17

Application Process:

  • Complete the online Military Volunteer Program application by 6/6/17. You will receive an email confirmation that we received it.
  • Selected applicants will be invited to attend the program information session.
  • At the same time, you must submit the following:
    • Current state or government ID
    • United States Military ID
  • Applicants who clear background screening will be invited to attend an orientation class. This background check will take 2-3 weeks to complete.
  • Complete all required training classes.

What else should I be aware of before I apply to join the Military Volunteer Program?

  • Not all who apply will be selected to participate in the program due to limited positions available.
  • Volunteers must confirm and secure all necessary means of transportation before applying.
  • Volunteers are required to follow the uniform guidelines and other policies and procedures of Georgia Aquarium.
  • Most volunteer shifts are scheduled in four-hour increments and will take place in the morning/early afternoon.
  • The Volunteer Membership Fee will be waived for participants in the Military Volunteer Program.