Thank you for your interest in becoming a Volunteer for Mississippi Aquarium! We are currently accepting applications, and will reach out if you are selected for an invitation to an Orientation class.

Please make sure you have read and understand the requirements of the program prior to submitting this application.

All Mississippi Aquarium Volunteers are required to:

* Be at least 18 years of age or older

* Be a U.S. citizen or alien with the legal right to work in the US

* Submit an online application 

* Attend a scheduled Orientation class prior to start of service

* Pass a background check 

* Submit a one-time $40 fee 

* Commit to volunteering a minimum of 4 hours/month or 25 hours within 6 months

* Sign and return all required paperwork, and participate in area-specific training

* Have a working knowledge of computers and/or smart devices

* Volunteer independently in a customer-oriented environment

* Be passionate about aquatic life and conservation

Please note: We do not offer court-appointed opportunities.

About You


What day(s) and time of day(s) are you available to volunteer? Check all that apply.

Short Answer

We would love to learn more about you. Take your time, and please do not leave any short answer questions blank. This section must be completed in order to be considered for our Volunteer Program.

What are your interests?

What interests you most about volunteering for Mississippi Aquarium?

What Do You Hope to Gain?

What do you hope to gain by volunteering for the Mississippi Aquarium? 

Why is Mississippi Aquarium Important?

In your own words, why do you think Mississippi Aquarium is an important organization?

Experience & Skills

What skills and/or experience will you bring to the volunteer program? Are you CPR/AED certified, or do you know another language? 

Emergency Contacts

Please provide us with an emergency contact.


We use email as our primary method of communication with all volunteers. 

Are you a Member?

Enter your Mississippi Aquarium Member Number here. 


I certify that all responses in this application are accurate and true.

I understand this application does not guarantee acceptance into Mississippi Aquarium’s Volunteer Program.

If I am accepted into Mississippi Aquarium’s Volunteer Program, I understand that I am expected to fulfill all requirements outlined above.

Any questions regarding the status of my application or about Mississippi Aquarium’s Volunteer Program should be emailed to

**Prior to official start of service, the Aquarium will collect a one-time $40 fee and run a background check on all volunteers.**