Looking for Volunteers!
by Jessica Rhodes,
Manager of Volunteer Engagement
In the words of Anne Frank, “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” I’ve always believed that idea, and through nonprofits I’ve worked for and volunteered with, I’ve been able to positively impact the lives of families, patients, clients, and volunteers served by those organizations.

For those individuals who will become volunteers with the St. Louis Aquarium Foundation, the opportunities to cause a ripple effect are as vast as the sea.

With the opening of the St. Louis Aquarium Foundation’s Conservation & Education Center comes an opportunity to connect customer service-focused, outgoing individuals with volunteer positions like welcoming guests, assisting adults and children with the interactive kiosks that will educate them about their impact on local and global waters, helping guests navigate our new state-of-the-art Aquarium with its 13,000 aquatic animals, and inspiring the next generation to preserve the planet and protect the species that call it home.

In the words of Jim Rohn, “Only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have.” And, as the opening date of the Aquarium and Conservation & Education Center approaches, we will need a substantial team of volunteers who will no doubt receive more from their volunteer experience than what they will be giving in time and service.

If you’re considering joining this new globally-minded team of volunteers, visit our website and sign up to receive updates! Volunteer positions, application information, as well as dates for upcoming Information Sessions will be available soon!
Meet the New Staff of
the St. Louis Aquarium Foundation
Natalie Heath
Development Coordinator

Natalie has worked and volunteered with a variety of nonprofits for the past 10 years. She previously worked with an organization providing free Medicare counseling, serving as the Volunteer Coordinator & AmeriCorps Manager, as well as working as the Adoption Center Coordinator for an animal rescue.

Originally from St. Louis, Natalie has spent the past 15 years in Columbia, MO and is excited to return to her hometown. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Missouri, with an emphasis in Multicultural Studies and a minor in Business.

Natalie has a lifelong love of helping both animals and people and is looking forward to the opportunity to spread that love to the environment and the St. Louis community. As the world around us is changing, she believes “it’s important to educate the community about their impact, what they can do to help the environment and also the other animals we share this planet with.”
Jessica Rhodes
Manager of Volunteer Engagement

As the Manager of Volunteer Engagement, Jessica will be on-boarding and engaging all volunteers. She has worked with volunteers in several capacities over the course of her career in the nonprofit field, and she’s excited to get the volunteer program up and running for the St. Louis Aquarium Foundation!

A frequent volunteer herself, Jessica lives by her favorite quote, "you make a living by what you get; you make a life by what you give." She believes that everyone has something to give - time, money, expertise - and she enjoys helping others identify how they can best do that.

Jessica is a St. Louis native and received her Masters degree in Nonprofit Administration from Lindenwood University. She is " thrilled to be able to connect volunteers to exciting opportunities to educate and enhance the experience of St. Louis Aquarium visitors!"
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