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Honor a special occasion or the memory of a loved one.
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.
Mote's Volunteer corps is over 1,000-strong and offers the opportunity to get involved with peers who share your love of the sea and its creatures.
If you are a current high school student, please visit our Summer High School Volunteer Program (SHSVP) page for more information.
Assist with the maintenance of our largest exhibits via various diving modes. Basic requirements include:
If interested, the first step is attending one of our twice annual recruitment events*. There, you will be provided more details on the requirements and expectations, meet some of the current staff and volunteers, and take a tour of the dive-related exhibit areas. These events take place each February and August. Finalized dates are posted here approximately one month prior so be sure to check back.
*Please note, recruitment event attendance is not a guarantee for admittance into the Aquarium’s Volunteer Diver Program.
THE NEXT RECRUITMENT EVENT WILL BE TAKING PLACE: Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at 2:30PM OR 6:00PM (only attend one timeslot). RSVP NOT REQUIRED BUT APPRECIATED: RSVP HERE.
Occasionally, we have additional volunteer opportunities listed below for which our current volunteers may apply. Note that most of these positions require volunteers to work for 6 months as a guide and/or require additional background screening and training. For more information, contact email@example.com or call (941) 388-4441, ext. 852.