Discover a wide variety of volunteer opportunities at the largest natural history museum in the Southeast. The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences 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 10am or the following Tuesday at 1pm. At the introductory session you'll learn about the volunteer program, benefits, current volunteer opportunities, select an area to volunteer, and meet area supervisors.
- Special Events
- Nature Exploration Center
- Nature Research Center
- Living Collections
- Research and Collections
- Prairie Ridge Ecostation
- Junior Volunteers
- Junior Curators