Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores!

This application is for Adult Volunteers ages 18 and up. If you are under the age of 18, please fill out a Teen Volunteer Application, which can be found on the NC Aquarium website.

Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores volunteer. Once you complete the form, please click the continue button to submit your application. Thank you!

“The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, [which includes the Aquariums] is committed to providing a climate and culture that fosters, promotes, and encourages social interactions that support, appreciate, and celebrate our differences. By supporting diversity and inclusion, the department strives to enhance cross-cultural understanding, break down racial and gender-based stereotypes, and create a diverse and productive workforce. As an equal opportunity employer, we stay true to our mission by ensuring that our place can be anyone’s place.”

Contact Information


Please provide the following information, it is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Skills & Experience

Please elaborate on your previous volunteer experience and skills.


Please Indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.


Please list your current or most recent employer, if applicable.

Emergency Contact

In the event of an emergency whom should we notify?

Additional Questions:

Please tell us about why you want to volunteer and how you learned about the volunteer program at the NC Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores.


What are some hobbies or special skills that you have (including working with animals)?

Aquariums and Zoos:

What do you think is the purpose of an aquarium/zoo?


What conservation issue(s) are your currently concerned about?

Anything else that you would like to share with us

What other information should we know about you?

Important Note


I agree that the above information is confidential and will only be used by North Carolina Aquariums unless otherwise stated. I understand as a volunteer, I am not paid for my services. I certify that the above statements made on this volunteer application are correct and true to the best of my knowledge, and I have not knowingly withheld information. I understand that I may be subjected to a criminal background check prior to volunteering and filling out this application does not guarantee me a volunteer position.