Newport Aquarium relies on hundreds of dedicated volunteers and interns for everything from animal food prep to office work. Our non-profit partner, WAVE Foundation, is the steward of all volunteer and internship opportunities available at Newport Aquarium. WAVE Foundation’s mission is to inspire and foster environmental stewards of aquatic life through education, conservation and volunteerism.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Internships for college students are available three times a year (Spring, Summer and Fall) and are offered based on time of year needs. Teens, age 15-17 years old can join the Teen WAVE program.

Volunteers and interns receive discounts at Sharky's Cafe, gift shop and Sweet Dreams Candy Company and are eligible for discount Newport Aquarium tickets and Memberships. Volunteers are invited to join Newport Aquarium social events and enrichment activities as well.

More information about volunteer opportunities and internships and volunteer applications can be found by visiting the WAVE Foundation website.

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