If you enjoy science, teaching people, and the environment, ECHO, Leahy Center for Lake Champlain has multiple ways for teenagers and young adults to get involved and make a difference.
If you are 16 or over consider becoming an education or animal care volunteer. Every semester we have many volunteer positions that are important to making ECHO a leading educational institution and valuable community resource. ECHO Education Volunteers help the public learn about the many animals found here at the Aquarium and in the local environment as well as the fascinating culture and history of the Lake Champlain Basin. ECHO Animal-Care volunteers assist our staff with caring for and managing the more than 70 species of animals in our collection.
Develop skills in working with people of all ages, help interpret our exhibit galleries, discovery spaces, and live animals and help ECHO maintain the commitment to delighting and educating all of our guests. Volunteers help bring the exhibits alive for all of our visitors.