Volunteer

Those who can, do. Those dedicated and enthusiastic individuals who can do more, volunteer!

Join the Alaska SeaLife Center family as a volunteer. As a non-profit organization, the Alaska SeaLife Center relies on our active volunteer staff to fulfill our mission year-round.  

We are now recruiting for RV Volunteers for 2018 Summer season! Click on the link below to find out more and to submit an application.  Positions open until filled.

Click here for current opportunities

Please feel free to contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteercoordinator@alaskasealife.org with any questions about our volunteer program.

Application Information:

  • Please submit a resume if available to complement your application
  • An interview and the mandatory orientation/training session are required
  • Learn about becoming an RV Volunteer for summer 2018!

Benefits include:

  • Gain valuable, hands-on experience
  • Discounts on Gift Shop merchandise - 20% discount on non-sale items
  • Discounts at Haul Out Cafe
  • Guests accompanying volunteers will receive a 20% discount on gate admission and programs
  • Free or discounted admission to some state/local attractions, hotels, and restaurants (with ASLC ID)
  • Free admission to ASLC for volunteers, their spouse, children, parents, grandparents, and grandchildren
  • Worker's compensation benefits

Program Requirements:

  • Complete and submit a volunteer application and attend mandatory training
  • Must be at least 14 yrs of age, 16 to work in the Husbandry or Laboratory Departments or apply with HR for the Parent-Partner Interpreter Program (at least 9 yrs of age)
  • Most positions require a commitment of at least 4 hours a week for at least 4 months or equivalent
  • No experience necessary
  • Dress appropriately
  • Bring your enthusiasm
  • Must be able to commit to a consistent schedule and be on time for scheduled shifts
  • Must have effective communication skills, both oral and written, be detail oriented and willing to work
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Comply with policies and procedures
  • Must be comfortable with the use of animals for research purposes

Some positions require:

  • Ability to handle confidential information
  • Applicants should be agile with a good sense of balance in order to maneuver around the exhibits and holding areas
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds
  • Applicants must possess the ability to adapt to an ever-changing work environment
  • Must be able to perform physically challenging work in a variety of weather conditions, including snow, ice, and rain
  • Must be familiar with operation of computers and software including Word, Excel, and Access
  • Applicants must possess the ability to interact with visitors in a professional manner

Hear what our volunteers say about us:

  • "This was an awesome experience. I made many new friends and learned much more about birds and their ecosystems."
  • "I was very impressed by all the opportunities I was given to learn and participate."
  • "ASLC is a great place to get marine animal exposure and learn about the marine field."
  • "It was a wonderful experience, the people are great!"
  • "I had a fabulous time working at ASLC!"

All volunteer positions may include performing other duties related to the Center's goals and mission statement.