Volunteer

Looking for a Fulfilling Volunteer Opportunity?

If you are searching for a great way to give back to your community and inspire youth, look into North Museum of Nature and Science.  Our volunteers enjoy a wide variety of opportunities from developing new educational programs, to tending to our vast collections, to Sci-Dome (planetarium) presenter,  to caring for our animals in our live animal room plus much, much more.

How Can You Help?

Adults, retirees and students, age 15 and up serve in a variety of capacities including Museum Guide, Sci-Dome (Planetarium) presenter and operator, front desk, graphic design assistant, Photographer/Videographer, STEM Sisters, live animal room associate, educational programs, educational outreach, fundraising, exhibit and collections assistant and special event associate.

Museum Volunteer Benefits

  • Unlimited access to special exhibitions during Museum hours;
  • 10% savings in Museum Gift Shop;
  • Invitation to annual volunteer recognition event;
  • Work experience and training;
  • Reference and recommendation for future employment;
  • Making new friends and having fun!

Museum Volunteer  Expectations

  • Be reliable in attendance and punctual
  • Abide by Museum policies
  • Attend training required for your volunteer position
  • Collaborate with staff and other volunteers
  • Submit to a criminal background check and child abuse history completed by volunteer coordinator at Museum expense
  • Be at least 15 years old

How Do You Become a North Museum Volunteer?

  • Download and complete the volunteer application.  A printed application may also be picked up at the front desk or mailed to you.
  • Fill out the application and return it to the Volunteer Coordinator by emailing it to cadams@northmuseum.org or snail mail to

Claire Adams
North Museum of Nature and Science
400 College Avenue
Lancaster, PA 17603.

  • Upon receiving your completed application, you will be called in for a brief interview and tour of the Museum where you will discuss volunteer opportunities with staff.

We Look Forward to Having You on Our Team!

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