Complete this application if you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the South Carolina Aquarium. Once you complete the form, click the submit button at the bottom of the page.
All fields with an * are required. CANDIDATES WHO SUBMIT INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.
Note: Shift days and times vary with the positions and current needs, and generally, volunteers must be able to work at least one shift every week. Complete descriptions of and the specific commitment requirements for the volunteer positions are listed on our volunteer page at http://scaquarium.org/volunteer/
Provide your name, home address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and uniform shirt size.
Please list your area(s) of interest, IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE. Without this information, we will be unable to process your application.
Diver (must be AOWC and AT LEAST 18 YRS OLD) -- Next Orientation/Training:
October 23 and 24, 2021. Sessions for 2022 not yet established.
Animal Care--freshwater animals
Animal Care--saltwater animals
Animal Care--mammals -- THIS AREA IS UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
Education--Structured School Programs -- WE ARE NOT SEEKING VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME
Water Quality Lab
Sea Turtle Care Center
Please indicate your availability. Include how soon you can start, your specific availability during the week (which days, mornings or afternoons). Without this information, we will be unable to process your application.
Example: Can start November 2021, available Mondays all day and Thursdays in the afternoon, available 8 hours per week
* Animal Care shifts occur in the morning.
* Exhibit Guide shifts occur in the morning and in the afternoon.
* Conservation shifts occur offsite and are coordinated with the program manager.
* Dive shifts are coordinated with the dive staff (typically two 8-hour shifts each month).
* We ask for a minimum commitment of one year.
The more detailed and thoughtful your answer is to this question, the higher your chances are of moving forward in the volunteer program's process.
Where do you work? Additionally, indicate if you are full time, part time, retired, or unemployed.
Where do you attend school? Additionally, indicate if you are full time, part time, or not currently enrolled in school.
Indicate your highest degree.
You may optionally provide the following information (Gender and Ethnic & Racial Category). Responses are used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.
All staff, volunteers, interns, and externs are required to provide proof of their vaccinations as a condition of their employment or volunteer service. There are no uniform exceptions to this policy.
If there is anything now, or in the future, of which you would like us to be aware, our door remains open.
You may optionally provide references.