Become an ocean ambassador

Do you love the oceans? Would you like to be immersed in a fascinating underwater world of colour, beauty, tranquility and magic?

Discover the wonders of the oceans surrounding Cape Town and meet some of your marine neighbours. Volunteer at the Two Oceans Aquarium!

As an ambassador for the oceans, you will share your knowledge with our visitors and assist us in conveying the message of the oceans and its inhabitants.

Interested parties must be 18 years or older in order to apply.

Volunteer applications for our 2016 course are now closed. Our next training programme will take place early 2017. 

For any queries regarding the training programme, please e-mail

Volunteer training

During the course you will be introduced to the fascinating lives of a variety of marine animals such as sea anemones, sea urchins and starfish and a range of sea plants.

We will also visit a marine reserve to explore the diversity of plant and animal life found on our rocky shores.

For more information about the training course please contact Visitor Services at the Aquarium on 021 418 3823 or email

Penguin volunteers

The Aquarium has a dedicated Penguin Volunteer Group that assists on weekdays as well as weekends and all holidays. We only ask that you commit to two weekend shifts every month. Duties will include cleaning of exhibits, food preparation, assisting with presentations, feeding, record-keeping and quality, interactive time with the birds. We are an energetic, dedicated and fun group and are looking for similar people to join our vibey penguin team and inspire our guests.

Please note that in order to become a penguin volunteer, you are required to attend our volunteer training as well as volunteer Front-of-House for 45 hours.