Teen Volunteer Programs

Applications for Summer Naturalists and Jr. Camp Counselors have closed for summer 2023. Please visit the site next winter to apply for summer 2024. If you have questions about the summer teen volunteer program, please contact our Community Engagement Manager, Kristen Woods, at kwoods@wavefoundation.org.

Summer Naturalist:


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 May through Early August. Orientation and training will take place prior to May.

Read full Summer Naturalist Position Description Here: Summer Naturalist 2023

Jr. Camp Counselor:

Jr. Camp Counselors assist with WAVE Foundation’s Summer Camp; Camp WAVE. Jr. Camp Counselors receive training on our WAVE Program curriculum, working with children K-5th grade, and conservation efforts for several marine animal species. This volunteer position is for teens 14-17 years old and requires a commitment of 3 weeks during Summer 2023, 9am-5pm, Mon-Friday, totaling 120 volunteer hours. There will also be additional hours in May for training.

Read full Jr. Camp Counselor Position Description Here: Jr Camp Counselor 2023