Norwalk, CT – The Maritime Aquarium is currently seeking volunteers who enjoy interacting with both people and animals to share the story of Long Island Sound’s ecosystem as gallery ambassadors. Applications for the spring cohort are open now through March 3.
"Volunteering at The Maritime Aquarium is a fun and rewarding experience,” said Volunteer Coordinator Jessica Boyle. “Not only will gallery ambassadors share their passion for the environment with people of all ages and make new friends with similar interests, they will also make a difference in our community!”
Gallery ambassadors will raise awareness about the Aquarium’s conservation efforts, facilitate interactions between guests and animals at touch tanks, and ensure visits to the Aquarium are enjoyable experiences. In recognition of their service, they will receive benefits including membership for two people, free parking, professional learning opportunities, and discounts at the Aquarium’s gift shop, café, and 4D Theater.
No prior experience in the field is required. Volunteers who are selected to join the program will attend an orientation on March 8, and training sessions on March 14, 16, 21, and 23.
Applicants must be at least 18 years old. Weekday availability is preferred.
For more information, visit www.maritimeaquarium.org/volunteer.
THE MARITIME AQUARIUM AT NORWALK inspires people of all ages to appreciate and protect the Long Island Sound ecosystem and the global environment through living exhibits, marine science and environmental education. The aquarium is home to over 7,000 animals of hundreds of species including seals, sharks, rays, jellies, turtles and meerkats. Additionally, it offers sensory-enhanced 4D movies, in-person and virtual education programs for schools and families, and public cruises aboard its hybrid-electric research vessel. The Maritime Aquarium is an accredited member of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums, and receives support from the State of Connecticut DECD’s Offices of Culture and Tourism. For more information, visitwww.maritimeaquarium.org.