Volunteer Orientation Schedule


Saturday, February 1, 2020

10 a.m. – noon
Saturday, April 4, 2020 10 a.m. – noon
Saturday, June 6, 2020 10 a.m. – noon
Saturday, August 1, 2020 10 a.m. – noon
Saturday, October 3, 2020 10 a.m. – noon


SEA Discovery Center is a hands-on facility that combines science, education and a public aquarium. We are dedicated to inspiring a deeper sense of understanding and stewardship of the marine environment and we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join our team! Volunteers are a huge part of SEA Discovery Center and assist in every aspect of what we do. You must be at least 12 years old to volunteer and if you are under 16 you must be accompanied by an adult at all times while volunteering.


Volunteer Opportunities


Discovery Guide: Responsible to the Volunteer Coordinator. Being a Guide is so much more than just greeting visitors and giving tours. Our Discovery Guides are educators, teaching a wide range of people about marine life and the importance of being stewards of the environment. SEA Guides create unique experiences for our visitors through personal interaction. Being a Discovery Guide is fulfilling both educationally and socially. Shift times are dependent on aquarium hours.

Education and Outreach: Responsible to the education coordinator. Assist with education programs and outreach events. Outreach events are a way to interact and engage with the community as well as share the SEA mission and what we offer! Schedule of events varies. The SEA education program is for Early Childhood (grades pre-K-2) Elementary (grades 3-5) and Secondary (grades 6-12) and includes:

  • Field trips during school hours
  • Evening and weekend programs
  • Summer camps
  • Summer day programs
  • …and more!

Volunteers are welcome to assist with one or a variety of grade levels. Shifts can range from 3-6 hours depending on the program.

If you are interested in joining the SEA team, apply via our online form. If you would like to hear more about us or our volunteer program, contact SEAvolunteer@wwu.edu.