For people who enjoy meeting a wide range of visitors, and who love to share their enthusiasm for the environment, the Alabama Aquarium provides a wonderful opportunity to get involved. Show eager students and visitors how ticklish horseshoe crabs are, talk to the public about important marine problems, guide school groups around exhibits, and much more. Volunteers will receive extensive training, numerous benefits, and the chance to meet and greet visitors from right down the street to across the country.

We are also looking for gardening volunteers to help plant and maintain campus gardens.

By volunteering, you’ll pass on your love and knowledge of our lands and waters to this and future generations – and you’ll have a great time doing it.

To become an Alabama Aquarium docent volunteer, contact Jamelle Roy at (251) 861-2141 x7545 or email:

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The Dauphin Island Sea Lab also hosts a citizen science program called CAMEO that gives you a chance to participate in scientific research. CAMEO stands for Citizen’s Archive for Mobile Bay Estuarine Organisms.  Data collected through the program will enable us to answer questions about and understand how Mobile Bay is changing over time. Click here to learn more about the program.