Volunteer

Volunteers assist Aquarium visitors at the touch pool Volunteers assist Aquarium visitors at the touch pool

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.

Coming up

Thank you for your interest in our volunteer programme. Our next training programme for front-of-house volunteers will start late January 2015. All interested in volunteering at the Two Oceans Aquarium are required to complete our training programme.
Applications will open 1 November 2014 and will close 16 November 2014. You will be notified whether you have been accepted to the training programme by 28 November.

For any queries regarding the training programme, please e-mail education@aquarium.co.za

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 education@aquarium.co.za.

Penguin volunteers help with feeding time Penguin volunteers help with feeding time

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 (but know that you will push your way in for more than that once these captivating creatures capture your heart… in the first 30 seconds).

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 about these amazing animals!

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.

 

Volunteer application form 2014