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511 N Main Street

Hendersonville, NC 28792



Where the fun is! 

Team ECCO welcomes volunteers!  
Our service program begins in the fifth grade and continues through college. There are 3 levels of  volunteers.   Basic volunteers are referred to as Minions. We ask a commitment of 1 hour a week / 4 hours a month, to the aquarium.  Minions may greet visitors,  answer questions about our habitats, offer "fish knowledge" about our finned friends, and help with basic cleaning and care chores.   Aqua Guides  are volunteers who have passed practice skills on water quality, filtration, habitat and community design, and also may assist with classes and programs.   Interns are students who show proficiency in guest relations, tank maintenance and structure, animal research, data collection, nutrition, and behavior.   Everyone begins as a Minion, and through time, practice, and experience may become interns.   We welcome high school seniors, college students, and college graduates who are looking for practice experience in a potential career with science, business, event planning, or teaching. No prior work or knowledge in marine biology needed.  Team ECCO will train all new volunteers.   A friendly attitude and willingness to learn is a must!   Interested adults welcome!
                                  Please use the CONTACT US  tab to send a note if you are interested.  


Members:  Friends of the Fish!

Join our aquarium team by becoming a member today!   We offer a membership to meet every interest:  individual/couple/family/business.   All memberships include added benefits like 1 free guest a month, special member/sponsor only events, program discounts, and more!  Join knowing that your membership fees go directly to support the aquarium and provide volunteer training sessions.  CLICK HERE to download and send membership form.



Sponsors of the Team ECCO Ocean Center & Aquarium are an important part of our service family.   Sponsor donations go directly to maintaining and improving aquarium displays, securing new specimens, fish feeding and filtering.  These funds have supported us in bringing thousands of visitors and program participants to our downtown location since its opening in 2011.  Many of children and adults in WNC  may never have seen the blue ocean or had the opportunity to visit a large aquarium.  Sponsorships give the gift of that experience. 
Team ECCO is a registered 501 C 3 public charity.   Your sponsorship may be tax deductable. 
Please use the CONTACT US tab to request more information about becoming a sponsor for an exhibit or class today!

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