Join over 500 volunteers who give their time and talent to the Museum's mission! Here's how.
Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis for adult (age 18+) volunteers. The Volunteer Office contacts prospective volunteers as positions become available. High school students (age 14 – 17): see our Science Minors information for teen volunteer opportunities.
How To Apply
Please fill out and submit the Adult Volunteer Application as instructed below.
- Prospective adult volunteers choose between Guest Facing and Administrative roles.
- Please be sure to complete the entire form.
Please note: background checks will be run on all volunteers.
Step 1: Complete the online Adult Volunteer application below.
Adults (age 18 and up): Fill out the Adult Volunteer online application.
Step 2: Commit to your volunteer hours.
Volunteers must commit to a minimum 40 hours per calendar year.
Step 3: Attend a Volunteer Interview or Group Audition.
If a position that matches your application becomes available, you will be contacted to attend either an interview (Administrative) or Group Audition (Guest Facing). Administrative interviews are held depending on Museum need; Guest Facing Group Auditions typically occur every 3-4 months and depend on specific Volunteer Team availability. Please see the FAQ section for more information.
If you have any questions, please email Penny Aulston, Manager, Volunteer Administrative Programs or Rudy Albsmeyer, Coordinator of Guest Facing Volunteer Programs.
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