Get Involved | Volunteer


 

Adult Volunteers

The Museum of Life and Science is looking for adult volunteers! Our volunteers, and the variety of experiences and talents they bring, help the Museum create an environment of lifelong learning for more than 440,000 visitors each year.

Requirements

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Completed Museum Volunteer Application
  • Pass a background check
  • Attend New Volunteer Orientation

Benefits

  • Museum Volunteer uniform shirt after 20 hours of volunteering is completed
  • Explorer 4 level membership after 100 hours of volunteering is completed– good for free admission year round for you and up to 3 guests as well as all other membership discounts and benefits. Once earned, the award membership is renewable each year for as long as you volunteer!
  • Special invitations to museum events and exhibit openings

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities include both ongoing assignments and one time special events which allow you to pick and choice events that match your interest and availiblity.

 

Ongoing Assignments are available with:

 

 

One time Special Events occur throughout the year and vary in types of activities and length of commitment.  Special Event opportunities are often perfect for groups, individuals with a limited amount of time or those interested in learning more about the Museum.  Below is a list of upcoming events and information about the volunteer needs associated with them. 

Dino Egg Hunt

Several dates throughout April

 

The Museum is host to Triangle’s only Jurassic-themed egg hunt.  Volunteers are needed to help our young guests search for five different dinosaur eggs, each with a science prize inside, explore real fossils and make a dinosaur craft.

  •  April 11th (Fri) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm
  • April 11th (Fri) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm 
  • April 12th (Sat) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm                                     
  • April 12th (Sat) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm                                     
  • April 13th (Sun) from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm                                 
  • April 18th (Fri) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm               
  • April 18th (Fri) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm                             
  • April 19th (Sat) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm                                      
  •  April 19th (Sat) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
  • April 20th (Sun) from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm   

 

Worldwide Space Party (Over 21 Event)

April 10th (Thurs) from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm

 

Volunteers are needed to join with the AfterHours crew to help our guests celebrate the anniversary of humanity's greatest feat: the first trip into space! 

 

Robot Rumble

May 3rd (Sat) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

 

Volunteers will assist Engineers from local companies and our team of professional educators as we create an event that allows our guests to explore the engineering principles behind robotics with hands-on demonstrations, workshops and more!

 

Upcoming Orientation Dates

To learn more about being a volunteer and to fill out an application, attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations!

  • April 3rd 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • May 1st 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • June 5th 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

All orientations are held at the Main Museum Building. Orientation is open to the public and drop-ins are welcome, although prior reservation is preferred.  

 

For more information about the upcoming voluntary opportunities or to reserve a spot during one of the orientation dates, please contact:


Maureen Satterwhite
maureen.satterwhite@ncmls.org

 

(919) 220-5429 x379