Please note, HMSC volunteers do not work with collections or behind-the-scenes with the research museums.
Can I still be a volunteer if I can only work a few hours a month?
I love science, but I don’t have a background in it. Can I still volunteer?
Can I work with collections?
Unfortunately, there are no positions that work with the collections department. Please contact the individual research museums for those opportunities.
Family Festival & Outreach Volunteers
Glass Flowers Gallery Greeters
HMNH Gallery Guides
Nature Story Time Program Readers
Public Program Ambassadors
Peabody Gallery Activity Facilitators
How to Apply
If you would like to apply for volunteer opportunities at the museums, complete the application form (doc) and email to Carol Carlson or fax it to (617) 496-8308. Candidates will submit a completed application (see above), be invited to meet with the Volunteer Program Coordinator for a 45-minute interview, and, as appropriate, be accepted to attend a training for the desired volunteer role.
- Minimum Age is 16
- Completed Application Form
- Interview with Volunteer Coordinator
- Attend a mandatory Volunteer Orientation Training & Harvard Museum of Natural History Tour
HMSC Volunteer Program Information Session
Check back later for the next information sessions for the Volunteer Program.
The Harvard Museums of Science and Culture encourages persons with disabilities to participate in programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation to participate as a volunteer, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.