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 425,000 visitors each
18 years of age or older
US Citizen or lawful resident
Completed Museum Volunteer Application
Pass a background check
Attend New Volunteer Orientation
Museum Volunteer uniform shirt after 20 hours of volunteering is completed
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 include both ongoing assignments and one time special events which allow you to pick and choice events that match your interest and availiblity.
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.
March 29th (Sat) Two Volunteer shifts beginning at 10:00 am and at 1:00 pm
will once again host the National Nanoscience Festival, NanoDays 2014, where
guests explore the miniscule world of atoms, molecules and nanoscale forces
with our friends from the Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network (NISE
Net). Volunteers will help with experiments, crafts and assisting guests
throughout the program.
Meet a Scientist
April 5th (Sat)Two Volunteer shifts beginning at 10:00 am and at 1:00 pm
North Carolina Science Festival is a multi-day celebration showcasing science
Museum will be hosting local scientists in the Museum’s Lab to investigate the
latest scientific breakthroughs. Guests will be asked to ponder the answers to
all your science-related questions as they take part in hands-on experiments.
This event will feature several Spanish-speaking scientists from around
the Triangle.We are seeking bi-lingual
volunteers to help facilitate the activities.
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.
11th (Fri) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm
11th (Fri) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
12th (Sat) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm
12th (Sat) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
13th (Sun) from 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm
18th (Fri) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm
18th (Fri) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
19th (Sat) from 9:45 am to 1:15 pm
19th (Sat) from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm
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
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!
May 3rd (Sat) from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
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
Upcoming Orientation Dates
To learn more about being a volunteer and to fill out an application, attend one of our upcoming volunteer orientations!
March 6th 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
April 3rd 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
All orientations are held at the MainMuseumBuilding. 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: