Opening Times

  • Monday: 10am – 5pm
  • Tuesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Wednesday: 10am – 5pm
  • Thursday: 10am – 5pm
  • Friday: 10am – 5pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm
  • Sunday: 10am – 5pm

Sorry but we are currently not taking any volunteers at this time. 

Volunteer Programme Placements

Interested in a career working with animals?

Our volunteer programme placements could be for you.

Take a look at our Volunteer Programme Placement Booklet to gain an idea of what to expect from a placement with us. If you would like to apply you can download an application form or apply online.

Who are we looking for?

Applications are accepted by completed form only and the form must be completed by the applicant. Any forms completed by parents or tutors will be disregarded.

Applicants must be 18 years old or over and happy to commit to a minimum of 140 hours which can be split following a discussion. This will be subject to a probation period of 70 hours.

Volunteers must have a passion for animals and the work that zoos and aquariums do and a willingness to work hard.

What can you expect?

A volunteer programme placement with Blue Reef Aquarium will give you experience of working with animals in a visitor attraction.

You will be expected to perform a range of duties from animal care to cleaning and maintenance.


To apply for voluntary positions at Blue Reef Aquarium Portsmouth, please complete this application form.

Please ensure that you complete all required sections of this form, failure to do so may result in your application being delayed or rejected.

Please note- we can only accept an application if you are aged 18 years or over.

If you would like to apply you can download an application form or apply online.

Please return this application form to or post to

Blue Reef Aquarium

Clarence Esplanade




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