Service at Sea! A Cleanup on the Boston Harbor Islands, by Helena McMonagle

On Saturday morning, April 29th, about sixty teens and adults gathered together on the wharf at the New England Aquarium to begin one of the largest beach clean ups the New England Aquarium’s live blue™ volunteers have taken on so far. Thanks to support from the Massachusetts Service Alliance, National Park Service, and the MA…

Volunteer of the Month: Jacqueline Celata

“She has also excelled in her public presentations and visitor interactions. She is always striving for perfection and asking to learn more advanced skills. We are so lucky to have her as part of the team.”

Service Corps Stories: Braving the Whale-storm, by Emily Cross

Emily Cross has been a Service Corps volunteer since September 2015 and has contributed over 80 hours of service towards protecting the blue planet! Amazing, considering some of her obstacles. Here is her story: “I’m scared of whales. Terrified actually. Have I ever seen a whale in real life? No. And I know there is…

Service Corps Stories: Adventures in Volunteering, by Irene Chang

Irene Chang, a Service Corps member since September 2015 and a Service Leader since April 2016, has logged just over 100 volunteer hours. Her experiences in both joining and leading projects has given her a great perspective on the workings of this program. Her story needs little introduction, so read on!   “I was exhausted, cold…

Volunteer of the Month: Annie McDougall

“She is always kind and courteous to her fellow volunteers, and in the almost 9 months that she has been working at the aquarium she has been consistently present and prepared for work.”