Volunteer

Make an Impact

Our dedicated volunteers are an integral and valued part of the Oklahoma Aquarium team! Volunteers provide service in a variety of capacities every day.

Aquarium Ambassador

Aquarium Ambassadors are the face of the aquarium to our guests, providing information and direction at the front entrance, assisting guests at animal feed stands, and enhancing the guest experience at the interactive touch tanks. With knowledge and exceptional attitudes, we welcome 400,000 visitors each year. Willingness to learn, flexibility to adapt to each day, and a genuine enjoyment of people are all a must.

Aquarium Ambassadors must be 18+ years old and pass a criminal background check. Volunteers ages 13-17 may apply as an Aqua Teen Ambassador. Parental authorization is required.

Please apply here. 

Diver

The volunteer dive team is responsible for keeping our large exhibits looking beautiful. Dive shifts are Monday through Sunday during open aquarium hours. Volunteering as a diver at the aquarium requires dedication and hard work but the reward is getting to swim in breathtaking exhibits with amazing animals. The daily dive shows are a guest favorite; our divers are their own unique attraction!

All divers must be 18+ years old, SCUBA certified, and pass a criminal background check.

Please apply here. 

Docent

Docents serve as education specialists who do hands-on animal presentations, on-site field trip programs, and mobile presentations at area schools and organizations.

Docents must be 18+ years old and pass a criminal background check. Passion for learning and sharing information from our aquatic world are a must!

Please apply here.

Volunteer Benefits

Benefits include:

  • Guest passes for hours of service
  • Special recognition and volunteer appreciation events
  • Discounts in gift shop and café
  • Opportunities to meet new people with similar interests
  • Opportunity to support a recognized leader in tourism, conservation, marine biology, and more 

Additional Information

Please email our Volunteer Coordinator, Jamie Gaylor, at jgaylor@okaquarium.org.

Volunteer portal

Current volunteers can check their service hours, upcoming assignments, and sign up for volunteer positions here.

For more information on how to access the volunteer portal, click here