Clown Fish at The Living Planet Aquarium

Volunteer FAQ

Do I need a science background to volunteer at the Aquarium?

No, but we would prefer that you have a science interest!

How may I monitor the progress of my application?

Once we have decided we would make a good team, you will be contacted for an interview.  Your patience in this process is greatly appreciated.  Not all applicants will be contacted.

Are all volunteer candidates accepted?

The Loveland Living Planet Aquarium is a world-class institution that receives a high volume of volunteer applications.  Unfortunately, we cannot offer positions to every applicant.

After I have been accepted into the volunteer program, what is the next step?

You will be given times/dates for volunteer orientation. This exciting day includes the history of the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium, a review of policies/procedures, some paperwork, facts and information about the aquarium and our animals, a behind-the-scenes tour, guest service training, and your volunteer uniform.

Do I have to wear a uniform?

Yes, uniforms are required for all volunteer positions. The uniform requirements vary between each position.

Why is there a fee to volunteer?

$20 will be collected to cover the cost of your shirt and background check.  This one-time, non-refundable fee compares with other, world-class institutions around the state and country.

How do I apply to the specialty positions?

Specialy positions require an additional application process. Volunteers are eligible to apply to the specialty programs after completing 110 hours as an Exhibit Interpreter. The specialty position openings are based on the needs of the specific area, and specialty positions are limited.

How do I get started?

After reviewing the Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA) on the Volunteer Page, please submit an application using the link provided below.