Volunteer

Volunteer

Clearwater Marine Aquarium volunteer group

Volunteer

Volunteers are vital to our work!

CMA volunteers are dedicated individuals interested in a hands-on approach to preserving the environment and marine life. They dedicate regular, significant time to our mission and the rewards are meaningful.

A Volunteer Testimonial

“On September 15, 2011 I had the good fortune of becoming a Volunteer for Clearwater Marine Aquarium. Over the past five plus years my love for animals, especially marine life has become a strong passion of mine. I’ve made it a priority to work hard at obtaining a well-rounded knowledge of not only our mission of rescue, rehab and release but also to share with our guests my experience, strength and hope for not only preserving our environment and marine life but to make it better. I feel honored, privileged and thankful to have achieved my goal of being promoted to the rank of Master Volunteer.”Eileen Elphick, Master Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available in many of our departments:

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MARINE MAMMALS

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SEA TURTLES

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RESCUE TEAM

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AQUATICS/WATER QUALITY

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RETAIL (GIFT SHOP/WAREHOUSE)

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EDUCATION

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GUEST EXPERIENCE

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SPECIAL EVENTS

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DIVE TEAM

GUEST OPERATIONS

ADMINISTRATION 


For more information, please select a volunteer program below.

Adult Volunteer Program Junior Volunteer Program Diver Volunteer Program

If you are at least 18 and interested in volunteering:
1. Review the information contained in our volunteer packet and fill out a CMA volunteer application and questionnaire.
2. Mail your application and questionnaire along with a $25 application fee to: 249 Windward Passage Clearwater, FL 33767 Attn. Volunteer Coordinator.  Your application fee will cover a background check and your 1st uniform shirt.

OR

Register and attend a volunteer information session event

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Spectrum Theater, Clearwater Marine Aquarium
*Advance reservations are requested. Be sure to bring your completed volunteer application with you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.
* All dates are subject to change; please check this web page for updates

REGISTER

* All dates are subject to change; please check this web page for updates.

3. We’ll get in touch with you to reserve your volunteer shift and get you started on our online volunteer training.

Junior volunteers must be 15 – 18 years of age.

Junior applications deadlines are as follows:

Spring-February 5, 2016 <<< Spring session February-May

Summer-May 15, 2016 <<<< Summer session June-August

Fall-November 5, 2016 <<<< Fall session November-February

Download an application here.

Checks and money orders should be made out to Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

IMPORTANT NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, SO PLEASE SEND ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS TOGETHER.

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND OUR INFORMATION SESSION

Complete applications should be sent via mail to:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, Florida 33767
Attention: Kerra Hubbard,  Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Maintaining water quality and appearance of our pools is the top priority for the CMA Dive Team.  Many pools are in direct sunlight which increases algae growth.  Therefore, we need to enlist committed volunteer SCUBA divers to assist with our pool cleaning challenge. Air tanks are provided and some basic equipment is available.

Adult Volunteer Divers must be at least RESCUE certified for scuba diving by a nationally recognized organization (PADI, NAUI, SSI, Etc.) and current CPR/AED.

If you are a SCUBA Certified Junior Volunteer diver (15-18 years of age) who has been diving at least twice within the last year and are CPR/AED certified, you are eligible to apply.

Step 1:  Make a copy of your SCUBA Certification card and CPR/AED card.

Step 2: Download and complete the CMA Volunteer Application

Step 3:  Register for a Volunteer Information Session.  You must register in advance through the website, by clicking the “Register Today” button.  Walk-ins will not be permitted.  You must register through the website to attend.  A $25.00 application fee is due at the time of registration.

Step 4: Attend the Volunteer Information Session.  Be sure to bring ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your SCUBA Certification card
  • Your CPR/AED certification
  • Dive Log showing your last two dives if you are a Junior Volunteer (15-18 years of age)
  • Completed Volunteer Application

Paperwork will ONLY be accepted at the Information Session.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

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Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

 

There are no scheduled sessions at this time.

Adult Volunteer Program

If you are at least 18 and interested in volunteering:
1. Review the information contained in our volunteer packet and fill out a CMA volunteer application and questionnaire.
2. Mail your application and questionnaire along with a $25 application fee to: 249 Windward Passage Clearwater, FL 33767 Attn. Volunteer Coordinator.  Your application fee will cover a background check and your 1st uniform shirt.

OR

Register and attend a volunteer information session event

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: Spectrum Theater, Clearwater Marine Aquarium
*Advance reservations are requested. Be sure to bring your completed volunteer application with you. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

NOTE: The GMT offset above does not reflect daylight saving time adjustments.
* All dates are subject to change; please check this web page for updates

REGISTER

* All dates are subject to change; please check this web page for updates.

3. We’ll get in touch with you to reserve your volunteer shift and get you started on our online volunteer training.

Junior Volunteer Program

Junior volunteers must be 15 – 18 years of age.

Junior applications deadlines are as follows:

Spring-February 5, 2016 <<< Spring session February-May

Summer-May 15, 2016 <<<< Summer session June-August

Fall-November 5, 2016 <<<< Fall session November-February

Download an application here.

Checks and money orders should be made out to Clearwater Marine Aquarium.

IMPORTANT NOTE: INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED, SO PLEASE SEND ALL OF THE ABOVE LISTED ITEMS TOGETHER.

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND OUR INFORMATION SESSION

Complete applications should be sent via mail to:

Clearwater Marine Aquarium
249 Windward Passage
Clearwater, Florida 33767
Attention: Kerra Hubbard,  Assistant Volunteer Coordinator

Diver Volunteer Program

Maintaining water quality and appearance of our pools is the top priority for the CMA Dive Team.  Many pools are in direct sunlight which increases algae growth.  Therefore, we need to enlist committed volunteer SCUBA divers to assist with our pool cleaning challenge. Air tanks are provided and some basic equipment is available.

Adult Volunteer Divers must be at least RESCUE certified for scuba diving by a nationally recognized organization (PADI, NAUI, SSI, Etc.) and current CPR/AED.

If you are a SCUBA Certified Junior Volunteer diver (15-18 years of age) who has been diving at least twice within the last year and are CPR/AED certified, you are eligible to apply.

Step 1:  Make a copy of your SCUBA Certification card and CPR/AED card.

Step 2: Download and complete the CMA Volunteer Application

Step 3:  Register for a Volunteer Information Session.  You must register in advance through the website, by clicking the “Register Today” button.  Walk-ins will not be permitted.  You must register through the website to attend.  A $25.00 application fee is due at the time of registration.

Step 4: Attend the Volunteer Information Session.  Be sure to bring ALL of the following:

  • A copy of your SCUBA Certification card
  • Your CPR/AED certification
  • Dive Log showing your last two dives if you are a Junior Volunteer (15-18 years of age)
  • Completed Volunteer Application

Paperwork will ONLY be accepted at the Information Session.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Dive Safety Association logo

Click Here To Join DAN!

Upcoming Volunteer Information Sessions:

 

There are no scheduled sessions at this time.

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