Teen Volunteer Program

Teen Volunteer Program:

WAVE Foundation prides itself on educating our leaders of tomorrow. WAVE has an amazing career ladder built for teens who are interested in aquatic life and conservation.

Applications should be completed online and will be automatically submitted to WAVE Foundation’s Community Engagement Office. Should you have any questions regarding the application or any of the volunteer programs, contact us by emailing volunteer@wavefoundation.org or calling 859.815.1424.

Jr. Camp Counselor:

The Junior Camp Counselor Program is an educational boot camp for 14 to 17 year old individuals interested in a career in science, teaching, or working with children. Students will learn about our animals, the aquarium exhibits, local and global conservation efforts, techniques for teaching children as well as behavior modification. During Camp WAVE, junior counselors will assist in storytelling, game initiating, page coloring, home sick mending, high-five giving, line leading, note taking, clue charading, and world changing interpretive moments.

For a junior camp counselor, we require a minimum of 18 full days, Mon-Fri, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, may 22nd – August 18th. There is a strong preference for junior counselors to volunteer for entire weeks rather than 1 day each week to enhance the consistency of camp staffing.

We are now accepting applications for Summer 2018. Applications for 2018 will be accepted through December 15, 2017
Interviews will take place in December 2017 and January 2018.

Click Here to Complete the Junior Camp Counselor application

 

Summer Naturalist:

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Summer naturalists provide exhibit interpretation and engage guests throughout the Aquarium. The Summer Naturalist program is for high school students ages 14 to 17 years. Students receive training about our animals, and exhibits. Students must commit to a minimum of 100 hours on the exhibit floor from March through Labor Day weekend.

Teen applicants must also submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher, mentor or adult sponsor (other than a parent) with their application.

The application period for summer 2017 has ended. We are now accepting applications for summer 2018. Applications for 2018 will be accepted through December 15, 2017.
Interviews will take place in November and December. Applicants that pass through the interview process will be called back for auditions before being accepted into the program.

Click Here to Complete the Summer Naturalist Online Application

 

Discovery Station:

The Discovery Station Interpreter serves as an educator who is instrumental in the delivery of educational and conservation material utilizing the Discovery Station artifacts. This interpretive position for is perfect for people who enjoy interacting with guests! We have three Discovery Stations based around Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE). We focus our carts on African penguins, sea turtles and sharks! Each cart is filled with interesting hands-on artifacts ranging from shark jaws, to fake sea turtle nests to penguin feathers. Our Discovery Station volunteers will educate our guests about these artifacts and how we can save animals from extinction together! Discovery Station volunteers must be 16 years or older.

We are accepting applications for Discovery Station.

Click Here to complete the Discovery Station application

Applications completed online will be automatically submitted to WAVE Foundation’s Community Engagement Office. Should you have any questions regarding the application or any of the volunteer opportunities, contact us by emailing volunteer@wavefoundation.org or calling 859.815.1424.

 

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