Work Experience and Volunteering


We’re looking for outgoing people with a passion for wildlife to join us at Bristol Aquarium!

Our brand new visitor engagement programme called Sea Stars will put you on the front-line of our conservation messages and education, to share with our visitors.

About You

You will be at least 18 years old and confident enough to engage with our visitors and be happy with pro-actively approaching visitors in the aquarium to share facts about our animals.

Shift Availability

Volunteering shifts are available on weekends and also weekdays during holiday periods.
We do not offer volunteering during the weekdays in term time.

Shifts will be approx 11am-3pm.


  • You will have the opportunity to gain knowledge about wildlife, conservation and the ability to share this with others
  • An opportunity to improve confidence and communication skills
  • Meeting new people and making new friends
  • Free entry to Bristol Aquarium for the duration of your volunteering period, as well as complimentary entry for friends and family when visiting with you
  • Certificate upon completion outlining the skills learned during your time with us

What will you be doing?

We offer opportunities for our volunteers to increase their skills and knowledge by leading interactive workshops with real sharks teeth, jaws and other biofacts.

We also have opportunities for volunteers to manage an activity hub for colouring-in and hands-on fun!


To apply to be a volunteer guide please download and complete the short application form below and send this along with your CV and a short covering letter outlining why you would like to volunteer with us to [email protected]

Volunteer Guide Application Form 2019

If we think that you may be a good fit for our team we will invite you to the aquarium for an informal interview to discuss the programme in further detail and get to know you a bit better.

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