NOTE: Online applications have now closed for the summer.
The adult program is for anyone who is a high school graduate. Our adult volunteers work in three departments, lead and assist programs, help out behind the scenes, and act as friendly Wayfinders.
Astronomy Volunteer Assistants
As an Assistant Volunteer in Astronomy you will work alongside staff to enrich the experience of our visitors. You will learn to assist staff members with our public programs such as the planetarium or school field trips. You may also find yourself helping us behind the scenes to learn about and prepare telescopes, prepare program materials, or help develop programming in our exhibits.
Education Public Program Volunteers
As a Public Programs Volunteer you will work alongside staff in bringing fun educational activities and programs to museum visitors in and around our exhibit spaces. Act as a Wayfinder and provide visitors with extra information about our exhibits or provide directions. You may also be assisting staff behind the scenes by preparing program materials, lending a hand with visiting groups, or assisting with the native plant garden.
Live Animals Assistant Volunteers
As an Assistant Volunteer in Live Animals you will learn to work not only with staff but also the museums 200 animals. You will learn to assist animal keepers with the daily routines of the animals by making diets, ensuring clean habitats, and developing enrichment. You may also find yourself assisting and leading live animal handling programs with the public or interpreting the habitats of the Discovery Zoo and Tidal Pool.