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Oregon Coast Aquarium Seeks Volunteers
Fall Training Begins October 9th
The Oregon Coast Aquarium is offering a variety of volunteer opportunities during fall volunteer training. In addition to interpretive volunteer recruitment, the Aquarium is seeking volunteers to work behind the scenes in facility maintenance, in the gift shop, as event coordinators, on the exhibits team and doing clerical work. Enrollment is open for fall volunteer training, which begins October 9th and continues each Saturday through November 20th from 9 am – 5 pm. Volunteers working in positions other than as Interpreters will attend the October 9th date only.
Interpreter training is being offered for those interested in learning more about marine life and the coastal environment. Through a series of lectures and hands-on activities, volunteers learn about the history of the Aquarium, animal care, coastal habitats and animal biology. “It never ceases to amaze me when I witness a volunteer interpreter bringing that lightning bolt of ‘ah-ha’ and wonder to an adult visiting the Aquarium,” said Carmen Morgan, Manager of Volunteer Services. “Kids get excited all the time, and that is great to see, but it is really exciting to see an adult learn something new and have that sense of wonder in their eyes!” Morgan said the training offers people an opportunity to share the Aquarium’s mission of educating the public about the coast and its animals, as well as the efforts to protect and conserve marine habitats. Continue reading »