Volunteers needed to help at aquarium

The outdoor rockpool encounter at Blue Reef Aquarium.
The outdoor rockpool encounter at Blue Reef Aquarium.

Volunteers are being sought to help out at an aquarium.

Staff at Tynemouth’s Blue Reef Aquarium are looking to hear from anyone with an interest in the aquatic world.

The attraction is on the lookout for volunteers to join their zoological team and is holding an open evening event on Wednesday, February 24, at 5.30pm.

During the hour-long event staff will give a short presentation on the type of voluntary work that will need to be carried out before splitting in to smaller groups for an informal interview process.

Successful candidates will then be invited back for a second visit to present a short educational talk on the aquarium’s rock pool creatures; at the end of this stage the volunteer team will be finalised.

All volunteers will have to be able to commit to at least one day per week during the main season and will need to bring along a copy of their CV to the open evening.

Blue Reef’s Rosie Wiggin said: “We are looking for confident, outgoing individuals. As part of their role they will need to interact with visitors and perform some aquatic husbandry tasks.

“Experience with fish keeping would be beneficial but is not necessary. Candidates should however be enthusiastic, have a passion for the environment and a desire to learn.

“The roles would include: basic tank maintenance and cleaning, interacting with visitors, giving short educational talks and general house-keeping around the aquarium.”

For more information visit www.bluereefaquarium.co.uk/tynemouth or find them on Facebook to join the event.