1 Aquarium Way Newport, KY 41071-1679
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Our missionWAVE Foundation strives to excite, engage and educate our community about the wonders of aquatic life and the importance of conservation.

WAVE Foundation

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Exhibit Interpreter

Engage guests with educational information and experiences that go beyond the aquarium glass.
  • Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Teen Volunteer Program

A career ladder of programs built for teens interested in aquatic life and conservation.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • Teens
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Clerical Volunteer

Help behind-the-scenes with mailers, filing, data entry, phone calls, events and more.
  • Occasional, Weekly, Monthly
  • 21+, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends
Ways to help youth thrive

Discovery Station Interpreter

The Discovery Station Interpreter serves as an educator who is instrumental in the delivery of educational and conservation material utilizing the Discovery Station artifacts. This interpretive position for is perfect for people who enjoy interacting with guests! We have three Discovery Stations based around Saving Animals from Extinction (SAFE). We focus our carts on African… See full description
  • Education
  • Babies and Toddlers, Middle School, High School
  • Different Small Groups
  • Enrichment, STEM
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Anytime
  • In-depth

Exhibit Interpreter

Exhibit Interpreters engage guests with educational information and experiences that go beyond the aquarium glass.This is ideal for individuals with strong communication skills, who love to learn and want to interact with a diverse group of people. Exhibit interpreters receive training to engage our guests and answer questions about everything within the aquarium, interpret exhibits… See full description
  • Education
  • Elementary (5-10), Middle School, High School
  • Different Small Groups
  • Enrichment, STEM
  • Nonprofit
  • Individuals
  • 1 Full Year
  • 2+ Hours/Week
  • Anytime
  • In-depth
Our stories
Home After 9 Months of Help

Home After 9 Months of Help

Thanks from Mikayla's Family

Thanks from Mikayla's Family

Daniela's Story

Daniela's Story

Tristyn's Story

Tristyn's Story

A Message from Jaleel's Mom

A Message from Jaleel's Mom

Devin's Story

Devin's Story

Twin Parents Find Friendship

Twin Parents Find Friendship

How you helpWAVE Foundation is always looking for volunteers with diverse backgrounds. Each volunteer is a treasured addition to our WAVE family and enables us to deliver on our mission.
About usThe WAVE Foundation is an independent, educational foundation at Newport Aquarium and is designated as a 501(c)(3) non profit organization. Tax id # 61-1325992. WAVE Foundation works in partnership with Newport Aquarium to generate awareness of and amplify our mission throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. All fundraising efforts conducted by WAVE Foundation are completely separate from Newport Aquarium.
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