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.


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


  • 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


Summer Youth Volunteers

Each year the Museum of Life and Science is supported by over 75 youth volunteers ranging in age from 12 to 17.  Youth partners interested in volunteering during the summer are encouraged to apply online during February and March since these opportunities fill up quickly.

  • Summer 2014 - We currently do not have any remaining openings in our youth volunteer program.


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 - Due to the extensive training involve with these type of assignments, volunteers will be asked to commit to a regular schedule and at least a 6 month availablity.  Onging Assignments available with:



One time Special Events occur throughout the year and vary in types of activities.  These opportunities do not require a specific commitment to either a schedule or a period of time. 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. 

  • Special Event
    • Science of Attraction - Evening of July 17 (over 21 event)
    • Science at Sunset - Evening of August 8
    • Engineers Day - August 16
    • Science of Beer - Evening of Sept 18 (over 21 event)
    • Global Cardboard Challenge - Sept 22 to Sept 27
    • Pumpkin Patch Express - Numerous Dates in Oct

Upcoming Orientation Dates

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

  • July 3rd 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • August 7th 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
  • September 4th 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


(919) 220-5429 x379