This Is Your Opportunity to Learn, Interact and Be Part of a Fun Community!

Volunteering at the Museum gives you the opportunity to share your experience and knowledge, making science more inspiring for our guests.

The commitment and support of our volunteers provides valuable assistance in all areas of the Museum, from engaging with guests in the exhibits and labs to providing administrative support.

There are a number of different volunteer positions available. Please review the opportunities below to learn more.

Teen volunteer assists guests in the Science Museum's Speed exhibition.

Student Volunteer Positions Available


Gallery Education Volunteer

Gallery Education Volunteers bring passion, skills, and special talents to work closely with Museum staff to provide a quality, fun, engaging, inclusive, science experience for Museum guests - encouraging and assisting them as they interact with exhibits and in labs.

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be able to commit to a consistent, regular schedule (once a week or once every other week) for a minimum of six months.
  • 9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m. and 1:00–5:00 p.m., on days the Museum is open.


Dome Usher

Dome Ushers greet, scan electronic tickets, answer questions and assist guests as they enter and exit the Dome. These volunteers are comfortable interacting with the public, reliable and able to work independently.

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be able to commit to a consistent, regular schedule (once a week or once every other week) for a minimum of six months.
  • Shift times: 10:30 a.m.–1:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m., when the Museum is open.


Gift Shop Assistant

The gift shop extends the Museum’s mission to inspire our guests to enrich their lives through science by providing carefully selected science merchandise and generating funds to support the Museum. Volunteers work side by side with Museum store staff to assist Museum guests as they make selections, keep the Museum store well stocked, ensure that merchandise is attractively displayed and operate a user-friendly cash register system. 

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be willing to commit to a minimum of two shifts of two hours (or more) per month, for at least six months. This will be a consistent schedule based on the volunteer’s choice and store needs.

Male volunteer pointing to a screen to show a young guest how to use the interactive unit in an exhibition.

The Forge Maker Challenge and Workshop Assistant

The Forge Maker Challenge and Workshop Assistant will help facilitate a variety of open-ended, design/engineering challenges during pre-scheduled Maker Challenge times (currently, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. daily, except Saturdays) and assist guests during focused, small group workshops (currently 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily, except Saturdays).

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be able to commit to a consistent, regular schedule (once a week or once every other week) for a minimum of six months
  • Shift times: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., when the Museum is open except Saturdays


Ready to Apply?
All candidates must complete and submit our student volunteer application.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the program, we’d love to hear from you!

Volunteer using a paint marker to draw a design on a museum guest's cheek. The volunteer is on the left of the image in a blue shirt with long  dark hair. The guest is a young girl to the right of the photo wearing a pink shirt.

Internship Opportunities

We have Intern opportunities for you as well.

Exterior shot of Science Museum during the day

Are You an Adult?

We have adult volunteer opportunities just for you!

A female volunteer standing behind a table that has ingredients and containers. There is a box of Borax to the right. The volunteer's hand rests on the top of a 2-liter plastic bottle full of bright green liquid. The female is wearing a blue shirt.