ALERT: After careful consideration, we have made the decision to close Georgia Aquarium to public guests. We continue to closely monitor this ever-evolving situation around COVID-19 with the ongoing commitment to the health and wellbeing of our guests, staff, volunteers and animals.

Make Waves at Georgia Aquarium

Georgia Aquarium’s General Volunteer Program provides various opportunities for individuals aged 18 and older to inspire our millions of guests each year, share passion for the aquatic world and join other conservation-minded individuals in the Atlanta area to make a difference in the community.

Volunteer Requirements

  • 18 years or older
  • U.S. citizen, or hold a current work visa, student visa, or green card
  • Commit to at least 100 hours per 12 months
  • Ability to pass a background check
  • Ability to submit a $60 Volunteer Membership fee
  • Great communication and interpersonal skills
  • Passionate about aquatic life and conservation
  • Can volunteer independently in a fast-paced environment
  • Secure own transportation

Please Note: Because we communicate mainly via email, volunteers should have a working knowledge of computers and/or smart devices.

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Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions

Click the yellow “Apply” button to the right, to reserve your spot today!

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Volunteer Opportunities with the Public

With millions of guests visiting each year, we are always looking for volunteers to create exceptional guest experiences in the following ways:

  • Guest Assistance

    Welcome guests, offer directions, provide general information and assistance at the Information Desk, support entertainment operations and assist with presentation seating.

  • Exhibit Interpretation

    Answer questions and enthusiastically engage guests about our living collection in front of exhibits and touch pools, connect guests to the exhibit and its conservation story and facilitate scripted narrations on microphones.

  • Education

    Greet school groups and/or Camp H2O attendees, assist educations with classroom/program activities and prepare activity supplies.

Volunteer Opportunities Behind-the-Scenes

It takes a dedicated individual to maintain the high level of care given to our living collection and exhibits! Opportunities are limited and require some prerequisites such as on-site training, at least 50 completed volunteer hours at Georgia Aquarium and interview. Volunteers can assist in the following ways:

  • Animal Care

    Prepare animal diets, clean/scrub habitats and equipment and assist with supervised environmental enrichment.

  • Exhibit & Building Support

    Collect and test water samples, respond to exhibit and building maintenance needs and clean equipment including filters, skimmers and pipes.

  • Volunteer Diver

    Maintain habitats from within, clean and maintain dive equipment, engage guests during dive shows are more. (Please see below for requirements)

Dive Volunteer Applicant Requirements

Must have outside dive certification, dive experience, ability to pass a swim and dive test & interview, complete on-site training classes and submit to a medical examination & its associated fee. Not all dive applicants are accepted, thus we ask for your commitment in other areas listed above.

More Information

  • Shifts & Commitment
  • Training
  • Application Process
  • Uniform
  • Benefits

Volunteers in Action!

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