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Become a Volunteer

Become a Volunteer

A volunteer project at the Exploratorium is a marvelous opportunity to participate behind the scenes in this hands-on museum of science, art, and human perception. In exchange for contributing your time and sharing your talents, you can engage your curiosity by learning new things, interact with visitors and volunteers from around the world, and most of all, have fun!

The dynamic community of Exploratorium volunteers brings curiosity, enthusiasm, and dedication to its volunteer work, providing the museum with fresh perspectives and invaluable assistance. Recent volunteers have included welders, stockbrokers, architects, technical writers, research scientists, artists, teachers, and students. Everyone is welcome to apply, including international volunteers.

About the Volunteer Program

Volunteer projects vary throughout the year. There’s always a need for all types of skills and experiences, so you don’t need to be a scientist or an expert to apply. The program is flexible, matching available opportunities to your talent and availability. Volunteers often move on to another project or area of the museum after completing their initial assignments.

Volunteers help with a wide range of projects, from exhibit maintenance to administrative tasks, from educational programs to special events. Most volunteer projects begin with one-on-one training with a staff supervisor and then develop into independent work.

Whether you’re an individual interested in ongoing projects or a group wishing to participate in a Done-in-a-Day program, you can help provide vital services and support to many departments within the Exploratorium. The Exploratorium could not operate without the contributions of more than two hundred active volunteers who contribute their time, ideas, and energy. Their unique talents enable the museum to offer its current level of services to the community.

Volunteer Application Forms

Complete a volunteer application form online today to get involved at the Exploratorium!
» Individual Volunteer Application
» Corporate Group Volunteer Application
» School Group or Club Volunteer Application