New Volunteers Needed at Mote: Learn More at Coffee Reception on Oct. 8

Looking for a way to support marine life and the southwest Florida community? Learn about exciting volunteer opportunities during a free coffee reception at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.

The reception will take place from 9 a.m. – noon on Wednesday, Oct. 8 in the Buchanan Room on the third floor of Mote’s main lab facility at 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway on City Island, Sarasota. Free coffee, juice and pastries will be available.

Mote volunteers and staff will give brief presentations and will remain available to answer questions and discuss specific volunteer opportunities. In particular, Mote needs more Aquarium guides to speak with visitors about our exhibits and animals, along with cashiers and greeters for our membership desk. Weekend help is especially needed.

Volunteers are vital to Mote Aquarium’s mission of informal science education, the Lab’s world-class marine research and other efforts from animal care to administration.

For more information and to RSVP for the reception, contact Elisa Painten at or 941-388-4441, ext. 438.  (Current available positions are for ages 18 and older.)

Volunteers at Mote receive special training sessions with Mote scientists and staff and enjoy Mote Aquarium for free. Learn more about volunteer opportunities at: