Volunteer Opportunities

The Tennessee Aquarium is a private, non-profit organization and volunteers are vital to our success. Aquarium Volunteers educate our guests, care for our plants and animals, assist in our offices or volunteer behind the acrylic walls as divers. Discover the unique, educational and fun volunteer opportunities at the Tennessee Aquarium.


Next recruitment: (Application deadline: February 2, 2018). Docents are stationed throughout the Aquarium galleries to share information about the habitats, animals and plants. Learn More

volunteer-with-box-of-butterfliesHorticulture Volunteer

Volunteers are trained to provide daily care can keep our exhibits looking healthy and clean. Learn More

aquarium-volunteer-reef-diversVolunteer Diver

Next recruitment (January 2018). Volunteer divers are experienced certified divers who help aquarium staff care for the exhibits. Learn More

aquarium-youth-volunteerTeen Volunteer

Teen volunteers help visitors locate camouflaged animals, assist guests and share interesting animal facts. Learn More

aquarium-volunteer-with-summer-camp-kidsSummer Day Camp Volunteer

Day Camp volunteers help with crafts, snacks, hiking, canoeing and field trips for younger children during the Education department's summer camp. Learn More

employee with child and river otterSeasonal Docents

Next recruitment: (May 2018)  Application deadline: (To be determined)  Seasonal Docents are needed during the busiest times of the year and perform the same duties as the long-term docents.  Learn More

The volunteer application process consists of a written application and a personal interview. A training program is required for most positions. We ask our volunteers to make a one year commitment with the Aquarium. Please fill out the volunteer inquiry below and we will be in touch with you shortly to set up an interview.

Tennessee Aquarium Volunteer Inquiry



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Volunteer Contact Information

If you have questions contact the volunteer office at 800.262.0695 ext. 3057, 423.785.3057 or e-mail fcb@tnaqua.org. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please complete the form online or print and complete the volunteer inquiry and send to us. We will contact you to set up an interview.

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