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. Applicants who submit incomplete applications will not be asked to move forward in the onboarding process.

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:

Personal Information *

Provide your name, home address, phone number, email address, date of birth, and uniform shirt size.

Area(s) of Interest--REQUIRED*

Please list your areas of interest, IN ORDER OF PREFERENCE:

Diver (must be AOWC)

Animal Care--freshwater

Animal Care--saltwater

Animal Care--aviculture

Animal Care--herpetology

Animal Care--mammals


Education--Exhibit Guide

Education--Structured School Programs

Water Quality Lab

Sea Turtle Care Center


Availability *

Please indicate your availability. Include how soon you can start, your availability during the week, and how many hours per week or month you anticipate volunteering.

Example: Can start November 2021, available Mondays all day and Thursdays in the afternoon, available 8 hours per week

Why do you want to volunteer at the SC Aquarium? *

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.

Place of Employment *

Where do you work? Additionally, indicate if you are full time, part time, retired, or unemployed.

School *

Where do you attend school? Additionally, indicate if you are full time, part time, or not currently enrolled in school.

Degree(s) *

Indicate your highest degree.

Demographic Information

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.

How did you hear about the volunteer program? *

What are your preferred pronouns?


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.

Requirements *

I understand that all volunteers who are selected to move forward in the onboarding process are required to attend a mandatory orientation, pass a background check (if 18 years of age or older), and pay a refundable deposit.

I also understand that volunteering at the South Carolina Aquarium requires a minimum commitment of a year.