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Individual Volunteer Application

Individual Volunteer Application

Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Exploratorium. Please Note: Parts of your application may be shared by the Volunteer Department with prospective volunteer supervisors to find a placement for you.

If you haven’t heard from us within 72 hours after submitting your application, please send an e-mail to volunteer@exploratorium.edu.

Personal Information
Contact Information
Project Information
If you've been invited to assist a specific project or person, please include that information.
Person to Contact in Case of Emergency
Interests & Experience
(Things to consider: In your prior visits to the Exploratorium and/or the Exploratorium’s Web site, what has interested you? Describe something you’ve seen at the museum and/or on the Web site that altered your perspective on science, art, or human perception.)
(Examples include assistance developing a skill, exploring an interest, free admission to other museums)
(You may add a URL if there is anything online you’ve made that would help us to get to know you better.)
Availability & Preferences
(Please Note: This does not include travel time to/from the museum.)
References
(Please Note: A contact or reference is not required to volunteer.)
Please list one person other than a relative who would be willing to serve as a personal reference. (For teen applicants this reference must be an adult.)
Volunteer Contract
The Exploratorium agrees to • provide you with appropriate training, supervision, space, materials, and equipment to accomplish the assigned project(s); • communicate with you openly and often about ongoing opportunities for volunteer involvement. You agree to • fulfill the terms of the volunteer opportunity as described; • notify the manager of Volunteer Services if you need to redefine your commitment or to conduct an exit interview; • respond promptly to communications from the Volunteer Office, including phone calls, e-mail, newsletters, and invitations; • abide by the general rules of access and conduct for all Exploratorium staff; • review the information specific to your volunteer situation in the Volunteer Handbook (ie., group-specific information for those who are volunteering as part of a group), which you will receive after coordinating with the manager of Volunteer Services; • wear your Exploratorium Volunteer I.D. Badge while serving as a volunteer; • accurately record your volunteer hours in the log book; • grant the Exploratorium the right to use your photograph in promoting the museum and/or Volunteer Services; • respect the confidentiality of sensitive or privileged information; • accept the manager of Volunteer Service’s right to counsel you (and/or members of your group if you are part of a group that is volunteering) or possibly dismiss you or your group from the Volunteer Program if you fail to comply with the guidelines. AN ADDITIONAL RELEASE FORM MUST BE SIGNED BY A PARENT OR GUARDIAN IF THE VOLUNTEER IS A MINOR PRIOR TO BEGINNING TO VOLUNTEER.