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/


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 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--aviculture

Animal Care--herpetology

Animal Care--mammals -- THIS AREA IS UNAVAILABLE AT THIS TIME

Horticulture

Education--Exhibit Guide

Education--Structured School Programs -- WE ARE NOT SEEKING VOLUNTEERS AT THIS TIME

Water Quality Lab

Sea Turtle Care Center

Conservation



Availability *

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.




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?


Medical and COVID

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.



References

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.