Discover a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the largest natural history museum in the Southeast. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences and Nature Research Center involves volunteers in world-class exhibits and learning centers, research labs and daily hands-on programs, with on-the-job training.
Seeing the wonder in a toddler’s eyes as she discovers the softness of a bird’s feathers. Helping a family identify an intriguing rock they found in their backyard. Using delicate tools to uncover the mysteries of ancient organisms. Seeing what interesting organisms are found in our homes. These are just a few examples of what’s in store for you when you become a volunteer at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences.
A variety of volunteer opportunities are available at the Museum, from working behind the scenes on fossil preparation to presenting natural science programs to visiting school groups.
To explore and learn more about the Volunteer Program after submitting your application, you must attend an “Introductory” session. The sessions are offered twice monthly—2nd Saturday at 10 a.m. or following Tuesday at 1 p.m. At the introductory session you’ll learn about the volunteer program, benefits, current volunteer opportunities, select an area to volunteer, and meet area supervisors.
The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences offers spring, summer and fall internships for academic credit to eligible college students.