Aquarium Interpreters are educational resources for guests that share natural history information on our outdoor reef exhibit, guide visitor observations and answer questions about Hawaii's marine environment.
Aquarium Interpreters commit to work one two-hour shift per week for a minimum period of six months. Shifts are available every day of the week from 9-11 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 1-3 p.m., and 3-5 p.m. All volunteers must be at least 18 years old, pass a criminal background check, and meet in person with Volunteer Program staff prior to registering for the training course.
Aquarium Interpreter Volunteer Training
A training course for new volunteers is held three times each year. Our next Aquarium Interpreter training course is scheduled for:
January 14 - 30, 2014
Tuesdays and Thursdays (6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.), and Saturday mornings (9:00 a.m. - 12 noon) at the Waikiki Aquarium.
The 8-session training course covers interpretation and hospitality skills, and information on exhibit operations and various marine sciences. One-on-one sessions are then scheduled and trainees will receive on-the-job training. Each prospective volunteer must attend all eight sessions prior to acceptance into the Aquarium Interpreter program.
Class size is limited. Please call 440-9020 or email email@example.com for more information and to begin the application process.