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, and 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 2013-14 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
To apply please complete the online Adult Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please contact the Volunteer Services Department at 303.370.6419.