Release provided by Oregon Coast Aquarium
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 now for Fall Volunteer Training, which begins October 8 and continues each Saturday through November 19 from 9 am – 5 pm.
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. “Each session, we are so fortunate to bring in wonderful new volunteers whose zest for learning is exhibited in their dedication and commitment to volunteering,” said Carmen Morgan, Manager of Volunteer Services. “It is rewarding to see new volunteers mix with current volunteers and develop friendships based on a common love for the ocean and its inhabitants.” Morgan said the training offers people an opportunity to share the Aquarium’s mission of educating the public about the coast, the animals and conservation of marine habitats.