Help provide direct support to Mote's mission.
Realize the good you can do by simply giving your time. You can be a part of something meaningful and help support one of the world's most important marine research organizations by becoming a Volunteer at Mote Marine Laboratory and Aquarium.
We offer a variety of volunteer positions that enable you to utilize your current skills to support a good cause. You can also train to become a guide in The Aquarium and help educate our visitors about our marine environment.
Our Volunteer corps is 1,600-strong and offer the opportunity to get involved with peers who share your love of the sea and its creatures.
Cashiers: Greet arrivals, collect admission and set visitors on the path to a pleasant tour.
Greeters: Welcome visitors, give directions and collect tickets.
Membership Specialists: Encourage visitors to support research and gain other benefits by becoming members.
Gift Shops: Display & sell merchandise in our ever-popular gift shops.
Guides: Help visitors explore the marine scene in each exhibit and explain how the exhibits relate to Mote research.
Mote Mobile Exhibit: Travel with Mote's "Aquarium on wheels" to explain marine life and Mote's research programs to the public (on call basis/usually weekends).
Sarasota Bay Explorer Tour Guides: Assist marine biologists with educational boat tours by gathering and explaining local flora and fauna.
Animal Husbandry Volunteer: Assist Mote staff Aquarium Biologists with the care of the animals and the maintenance of their exhibits.
Volunteer Scuba Diver: Assist Mote staff with underwater exhibit maintenance and research. Requirements: Rescue Diver certification, First Aid and CPR certification, pass Diving Medical exam, pass swim test, and other requirements.
Education Assistants: Aid staff in teaching pre-designed classroom & field programs for student groups from age two-adult.
Fisheries Assistants: Assemble fin-clipping kits, assist with fish maintenance, data entry and occasional field work as needed.
Office Assistants: Assist with clerical duties such as mailings and data entry. Help develop presentations (PowerPoint), database (Access) and web materials.
Communications: Assist with data entry, marketing, surveys, web support and photographic database. Help track news about Mote in local and national media.
Bob Cameron, Volunteer Board President
Angela Bruguglio, Vice President
Ralph Corse, Secretary
Tom Norton, Treasurer
Request more information by filling out our form below or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.