- Published on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 21:47
- Written by Super User
Make friends, make connections and make the most of your summer as a volunteer at the N.C. Aquarium at Fort Fisher. Young people who will be rising 10th graders to rising college freshman this year can apply to be involved in a new junior volunteer program at the Aquarium. Applicants need an interest in aquatic science and marine biology and commit to sharing 8-hours a week with sea turtles, sharks and teens their own age.
As part of the program, junior volunteers will:
• Meet other students with similar interests
• Attend socials and field trips
• Gain experience for future education and employment
• Receive food and gift shop discounts
• May extend volunteering into the school year
As a junior volunteer, they assist Aquarium staff and contribute to visitor experiences, showing a family how to feed a horseshoe crab to helping a child touch a shark.
The program runs from June 15 to August 23. A commitment of 90-volunteer hours is expected, with orientation included in the total. The deadline to apply online is April 23 and interviews will be conducted. Program dates can be adjusted for Early College High School students and out-of-town volunteers. For more information and to submit an application visit ncaquariums.com/fort-fisher or call (910) 458-8247, ext. 237.