|Time commitment||1-2 shifts a week; 3 month commitment|
Aquarium Education Outreach Volunteers represent the New England Aquarium off-site at schools and community centers alongside Aquarium Education staff. Volunteers will assist in the delivery of programs to preschool and school-age children and families on a range of marine topics. Programs may include live animals, exhibit-style programming or a theater presentation. The New England Aquarium reaches over 35,000 school children a year through our off-site programming.
Responsibilities: Assist with material preparation and transportation; transportation of animals; program setup. Answer questions and initiate conversation with program participants. Train to lead portions of scripted programs.
Qualifications: Willingness to learn about Aquarium exhibits, programs and marine science. Comfort in public speaking for multiple age groups. Must have enthusiasm and an interest in meeting and working with elementary age children. Must be 16 years old.Shift schedule varies according to program; start time between 6:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Shifts are typically between 5 to 10 hours. It may be possible to accommodate some schedule preferences.