Do you get a charge from kids experiencing ah-ha moments, when they learn something new? Perhaps you were the kid in biology class who leaned in for a better view of a dissection while your peers held their noses and squealed, "Eww, gross!"? Or, the kid who asked lots of questions and helped others follow their curiosity, too? If so, an exciting volunteer opportunity with the Museum's School Programs team could be a great fit for you!
We are looking for dynamic, energetic volunteers with professional or vocational experience in education and/or science to team with professional Museum Educators to help visiting school groups have inspiring, memorable learning experiences at the Museum. We serve preschool through grade 8 in 45-minute classes and 90-minute labs on a range of topics including human culture, earth science, paleontology, space science, health science, and zoology.
Volunteers help set up and clean up programs, support logistics during labs, guide students to complete hands-on and observational activities. Some programs include dissections of animal organs and all include the use of authentic Museum collections and specimens.
Experience with or demonstrated interest in science and/health education and experience with or demonstrated ability to work with children age 3rd - 8th grade.
Museum volunteer orientation (one day), position orientation and skills (1-2 days), and on-the-job skills training with experienced Museum Educators.
Shift Time is approximately 8:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. one day per week, Monday - Friday, mid-September - end of May.
One shift every week during the 2012-13 school year (will consider those who can only volunteer one shift every other week, but prefer a weekly commitment)
Available to individual applicants 18 or older
Adult Application Instructions (applicants 18 and older)
To apply please complete our Adult Volunteer Application (PDF | 627KB) and email to Shelley Knepley at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to:
Volunteer Service Department
Denver Museum of Nature & Science
2001 Colorado Blvd
Denver, CO 80205-5798
Please remember that volunteer placement is a selective process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. The Museum reserves the right to place volunteers in the area staff feels is best suited to the applicant's skills and the needs of the Museum. A minimum commitment of one year is required for most volunteer positions.