Do you love the Monterey Bay Aquarium?
Share the love by becoming one of our volunteer guides. Help visitors from around the world explore the wonders of Monterey Bay and beyond, and share our mission to inspire conservation of the oceans.
More than 900 volunteers guide visitors through our exhibits, staff our information desk, and work behind the scenes in husbandry operations, marketing, visitor programs and other areas. Whether you are a professional or a homemaker, retired or work full-time, a teacher or a student, the Aquarium needs your skills and talents.
Anyone 18 years or older may volunteer on weekdays or weekends. Most volunteer positions ask for a commitment of one year, working one shift of four hours each week.
Many Ways to Get Involved
"I love interacting with the visitors and sharing information that makes them go, 'Wow'!"
-Lowell, Aquarium Guide
"...I always leave the Aquarium with a feeling of having helped someone on that day. It's great, so come on in, the water's fine!"
-Ron, Aquarium Guide
Listen to our podcast to learn more about volunteering!