Volunteer Application

Dear Future Aquarium Volunteer,

We would like to thank you for inquiring about volunteer positions at the Oklahoma Aquarium. We offer a variety of volunteer positions for interested people. We are excited about the high levels of interest in the Aquarium and rely heavily on our volunteer staff to assist in making all operations of the Aquarium successful!

Before you apply, please take a look at some of the requirements, expectations, and benefits of the Oklahoma Aquarium Volunteer Program.

Purpose of the Volunteer Program

To contribute to the success of the Oklahoma Aquarium by providing qualified assistance to paid Staff in daily operations and special projects.

General Program Requirements and Expectations

  • Participate and successfully complete all requirements for our training course and demonstrate ability for the requested Volunteer position.
  • Regular schedule of one 4-hour shift twice monthly (unless indicated by a particular position), as established with supervisor.
  • 12 month commitment.
  • Adhere to dress codes and all other rules established for all Oklahoma Aquarium Employees and other Staff.
  • A $30 fee covers the cost of a uniform shirt.

Benefits

  • Congenial working environment
  • Continuing education
  • Gift Shop and deli discount of 20% (with ID)
  • Service hours pins and awards
  • Newsletter for Volunteers
  • References and recommendations
  • Tax deductions for mileage and out-of-pocket expenses
  • One half-price membership

The following are volunteer positions currently offered at the Oklahoma Aquarium. All positions require a basic training course.

AQUA AGENT



Put your best fin forward representing the Oklahoma Aquarium! Agents assist with greeting guests, interacting with the public, public presentations, staffing information booths, doing information research, and many other fun and exciting activities.
Need high levels of energy, flexibility with your schedule. Aqua Agents are asked to commit to one 4-hour shift twice a month, and assist with special events as they arise.

SEASONAL AQUA AGENT

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Seasonal Agents will assist with greeting guests, interacting with the public, staffing information booths and many other fun and exciting activities during peak summer months. Need high levels of energy, flexibility with your schedule. Aqua Agents are asked to commit to one 4-hour shift twice a month during the months of June, July and August, and assist with special events as they arise.

DIETARY PREPARATION TEAM



If you have ever thought about working behind the scenes at the Oklahoma Aquarium this is a super way to get your feet wet. The Biology Department is looking for a few good men and women to work with our food preparation team to more efficiently meet our animal’s dietary needs. You will be working closely with the Curator of Fishes, and other biology staff. This position requires at least one shift per week and a firm commitment.

Must be 18 years old and you can choose one or more shifts depending on your schedule.



VISITOR AMBASSADOR



Yours will be the face of the Aquarium! You will greet guests as they enter the door and supply food and information at our very popular feed stands.

Need to be great with people! Visitor ambassadors are asked to commit to one 4-hour shift twice a month.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact Vanessa Cormier at (918) 528-1533 or email vcormier@okaquarium.org

Volunteer Application

  • I certify that the information I have entered on this form is true, accurate, and complete to the best of my knowledge. I authorize the Oklahoma Aquarium, or its authorized agents, to thoroughly investigate my references, work records, education, and other matters relating to my suitability for volunteering and further authorize my current and former employers to disclose all letters, reports and other information pertaining to my employment with them, without giving me prior notice of such disclosure.

    In addition, I hereby release the Oklahoma Aquarium, my current and former employers, and all other persons, corporations, partnerships and associations from any and all claims, demands or liabilities arising out of or in any way related to such investigation or disclosure. I understand that if I conceal or enter false information on this form, my name may be removed from consideration and I may be removed from the Volunteer Program with the Oklahoma Aquarium; that the information in this application may by released by the Oklahoma Aquarium in accordance with applicable law, and that for the purpose of this certification, a photocopy of my original signature shall have the same force and effect as my original signature.

    I understand and agree to the information shown above.

 

Verification

Though we accept applications year-round, an opportunity may not be available at the time you apply. All applications will be kept on file for six months and you will be contacted if there is an opening in your area of interest.