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Forget about boring volunteer work and dive into the excitement of working at the Central Coast Aquarium!
We’re currently seeking motivated and reliable volunteers to join our organization.

Are you interested in working behind-the-scenes at an aquarium?
Are you passionate about educating and inspiring others to appreciate the amazing life that exists in our oceans?

If so, then volunteer at the Central Coast Aquarium. Our volunteers are the heart of our organization, and we wouldn’t exist without them. Thanks to the help of a dedicated group of volunteers who assist in all areas of the Aquarium's programs, we’re able to open our doors every day.



  • We are primarily looking for longer term commitments so both the volunteer and organization can best benefit. We do offer limited single-day or short-term volunteer positions for beach clean ups and our annual fundraiser, "Catch of the Central Coast".
  • Once your application is submitted online, it will be carefully reviewed to determine if you are an appropriate match for the aquarium's volunteer program. You will hear back from us via email after your submission. Thank you for your interest in the Central Coast Aquarium!
Refund Policy

All items are nonrefundable under any circumstances. 

Item Transfer Policy

If this event allows ticket transfers, you can transfer tickets to someone else by going into your confirmation email > View & Manage Order > Edit Ticket Info / Transfer. 

From there, you can change the name on the ticket & email it to the transferred person. 

Age Restriction

16 years of age.

Miscellaneous Policies

We ask that you commit to one shift a week for three months. Shifts are about 3 hours in length.