Teen WAVE Volunteer Program


Welcome to WAVE Foundation’s NEW Teen Volunteer Program; Teen WAVE. The Teen WAVE Volunteer program is an opportunity for individuals 15-17 years old to volunteer with our Exhibit Interpretation Team and Camp WAVE. Teen WAVE participants will interact with Newport Aquarium guests and Camp WAVE campers while sharing information on our animal exhibits and conservation efforts to help save species and animal habitats around the world.

Requirements of the program:

  • You must be 15 years old or have completed at least one year of high school (no exceptions)
  • Have a positive attitude and desire to work and share information with the public
  • Ability to dedicate two, 8 hours days a month for a 6 month period (will be asked to give updated availability during spring and summer break)
  • Submit an application through our site and participate in an interview process

Full description of the requirements and expectations for Teen WAVE Volunteers: Teen WAVE Volunteer Position Description

We onboard 8-10 teen volunteers for the Teen WAVE program 3 times a year. Here are the application submission and onboard time frames:    

Winter/Spring: applications accepted from October 1st – January 31st, interviewing applicants in Feburary/March, and onboarding in March/April.

Summer: applications accepted from February 1st – May 31st, we will interview applicants in June/July, and onboard in July/August.

Fall: applications accepted from June 1st – September 30th, interviewing applicants in October/November, and onboarding in November/December.

To apply for the Teen WAVE Volunteer Program click here