Join our Volunteer Family

Volunteers also work behind-the-scenes, helping out in our corporate offices, organizing sleepovers and other special events. As a non-profit institution, The Maritime Aquarium relies on the support of hundreds of dedicated volunteers. They work at Aquarium exhibits, interpreting displays, and welcoming, orienting and educating visitors. Volunteers staff the Seal Exhibit, Touch Tank, Shark & Ray Touch Pool, Jiggle a Jelly and Ocean Beyond the Sound exhibit. In addition, the divers who plunge in among our sharks are all volunteers as well. Certified qualified divers can join our dive team, scroll down for more information.


Current Volunteer Opportunities:


Applicants:

Adult Applicants

If accepted as a Maritime Aquarium Volunteer, I agree to be available to volunteer four (4) days per month and commit to at least one year of service at the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk. I understand that I will have NO direct animal contact other than those animals at The Maritime Aquarium’s touch tanks. I have read the acknowledgment of understanding, I have considered the requirements and essential functions, and I would like to submit my application for The Maritime Aquarium Volunteer Program. I certify that I am at least 18 years of age.

Teen Applicants and Parents/Guardians

If accepted as a Volunteer at The Maritime Aquarium, I agree to be available to volunteer 1 day per week (July through September) and commit to at least 100 hours of service (Summer Season) or 2 days per month (September through June) and commit to at least 100 hours of service at the Maritime Aquarium (Academic Year Season). I understand that I will be required to work some weekends and holidays as part of my service. I understand that I will have NO direct animal contact other than those animals at The Maritime Aquarium’s touch tanks. I understand that I am the potential volunteer, not my parent/guardian. I understand that I must follow through with the application process, not my parent/guardian. I have read the acknowledgment of understanding, I have considered the requirements and essential functions, and I would like to submit my application for the Maritime Aquarium Volunteer Program. I certify that I am at least fifteen (15) years of age.

 

Our Mission

Mission: The Maritime Aquarium inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science, and environmental education.

Contact Us

Open Daily 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: (203) 852-0700

10 North Water Street
Norwalk, CT 06854

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