Aquarium on Roanoke Island


Volunteers are an essential part of the staff at the NC Aquarium on Roanoke Island. Volunteering at the Aquarium is not only fun, but also vital for the Aquarium to achieve its mission: Inspiring appreciation and conservation of North Carolina’s aquatic environments. Whether you’d like to learn more about local wildlife, hone your diving skills, or simply contribute to the community the Aquarium’s volunteer program has something for you!

Volunteers are typically asked to contribute a minimum 2-4 hours per week for a minimum of one year, though seasonal opportunities and flexible scheduling are possible. All training and materials are provided. Applicants must be hard working, reliable and customer-service oriented. Opportunities are available in exhibit interpretation, special events, outreach programs and horticulture.  If you are a teen between the ages of 14 and 18, check out Volunteen Week.

For more information about the volunteer program, please email  or call at (252) 473-3494 x 254.