Join us in our mission of inspiring curiosity, discovery and lifelong appreciation of nature, science, and cultures through educational exhibits, collections and programs.


volunteerpage360x270The Museum relies on the dedication and commitment of many volunteers to deliver excellent service to the community. To contribute your time, energy and skills where people of every background can be excited by nature and science, the North Museum offers a range of volunteer opportunities.







How Can You Help?

Adults and students age 14 or older can greet visitors or school groups at the door, assist staff with educational programs, demonstrate science activities or share with guests all the fun and interesting things there are to do at the Museum. You can work with the public or behind the scenes.

Docents/Tour Guides

North Museum Docents complete a training program to provide group tours to students and visitors of all ages.

Special Event Volunteers

Special Event Volunteers check in guests or provide hospitality at member events, share information and demonstrate activities at signature events like STEAM Carnivale and the North Museum Science and Engineering Fair.

What in the World? Volunteers

What in the World? is a career-based outreach program where professionals share what they do with school students. Over 40 schools request these programs each year. The program would not be possible without volunteers like you. We will help you unleash the science and mathematics within your career. Help students discover all the wonderful careers that are available to them.

Contact witw@northmuseum.org or call 717.358.4513 for more information.

Other Volunteer Positions

Other volunteer positions are gardening in our Discovery and Butterfly Gardens, public relations, hospitality and museum maintenance. Collections assistant positions are available for well qualified applicants with special skills in Geology, Paleontology, Ornithology, Botany and Anthropology. Please list relevant experiences in your application.


Volunteer Benefits

  • Unlimited access to special exhibitions during museum hours
  • 10% savings in the Museum Shop
  • Invitation to annual volunteer recognition event
  • Work experience and training
  • Reference and recommendation for future employment


Museum Volunteer Guidelines

All volunteers will be expected to:

  • Be reliable in attendance and punctual
  • Abide by museum policies
  • Attend training required for your volunteer position
  • Collaborate with staff and other volunteers
  • Obtain a child abuse history clearance if required by your position
  • Be 14 years or older


Application Process

1. Complete the volunteer application – A printed application can also be picked up at the front desk.


2. Submit your completed application by emailing to volunteer@northmuseum.org or dropping off at the front desk. Our Volunteer Coordinator will reach out to setup a museum tour and interview.

3. Your information will be shared with museum staff and you will be placed according to your skills and interests. We look forward to having you join our volunteer team!

Meet our Volunteer Coordinator

Jane Windlebleck


Reach Out to Me About: Exciting and Engaging Volunteer Opportunities with the North Museum



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