Join the Loveland Living Planet Team…Become a Volunteer and learn what the Ocean, Utah, Amazon Rainforest and YOU have in Common

LLPA Adult Volunteer Program

Participants in the LLPA Adult Volunteer Program are an important part of our team, and have opportunities to participate in a variety of roles.  All participants begin in our Exhibit Interpreter Program, and are eligible for our specialties after 60 hours as an Exhibit Interpreter.

Adult Volunteer Program interviews are conducted on a quarterly basis in January, April, July, and October.

Exhibit Interpreter Minimum Age Requirement

  • 14 years old

Exhibit Interpreter Time Commitment

  • 1 full-day shift per month or 2 half-day shifts per month for a total of approximately 9 hours per month
  • A minimum 6 month commitment

For Requirements and Exhibit Interpreter Job Description Click on Link Below:

Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA)   

 Volunteer Specialties

  • All participants in the Adult Volunteer Program will begin in the Exhibit Interpreter Program
  • After 60 hours of service in the Exhibit Interpreter Program participants may apply to a Specialty Area
  • For requirements and descriptions of Volunteer Specialties Click on the Links Below:

Exhibit Interpreter

Husbandry Specialist

Maintenance and Repair Specialist

Dive Specialist

  • Do you have a unique skill outside of the areas listed above such as grant writing, fundraising, or marketing? If so, contact the Volunteer Services Manager.

Marine Educator in Training Volunteer Program

The Marine Educator in Training (MET) Volunteer program is a summer program for high school students who are interested in a career in marine biology, environmental education, or the natural sciences. MET volunteers help to create and conduct LLPA summer camps.

METs are part of a summer camp team consisting of one volunteer and two educators. METs will meet regularly with summer camp staff to help plan, prepare, and create content for a specific summer camp. METs will not only assist during their camp, but also lead activities of their own design.  MET volunteers who excel in the program may receive a special invitation to participate in the adult volunteer program.

Applications open until midnight March 18, 2016. Group interviews will be conducted March 26, 2016 from 9AM to Noon at Loveland Living Planet Aquarium.

Age/Education/Application Requirements

  • 14-18 years old
  • Applicants must be enrolled in a high school program at the time of application
  • Submit three personal references with application
  • Attend an interview with the LLPA staff
  • Qualified participants will have excellent communication skills, the ability to effectively utilize feedback, and a love for the natural world and teaching children

Time Commitment

  • Day-long orientation training held in March
  • Three, 1-2 hour coordinating meetings from April to May held at the aquarium after school hours
  • Projects as assigned completed at home
  • Participation in at least 1 summer camp—four consecutive, 8-hour days from June to early August

Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA)   

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Participate in the summer camp design process with professional environmental educators
  • Create and lead summer camp activities under staff guidance
  • Mentor younger kids as they participate in summer camps
  • Receive behind the scenes access at the aquarium
  • Assist with education animals
  • Potentially earn opportunities to volunteer in the adult volunteer program
  • Have fun!

All positions are filled and applications for this program are currently closed. More positions may become available at a later time, check back for availability.