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Volunteer

Join us! Volunteer at the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History.  We have a large and diverse volunteer core that helps the Museum to accomplish its mission each and every day.

Being a Volunteer at the Museum means something different to each of our almost 400 volunteers.  That’s because each individual has their own unique reason for choosing to spend their discretionary time at the Museum. It’s also because our Volunteer Program offers individuals a variety of ways to get involved and to customize their volunteer experience.

We place individuals in volunteer positions by matching the individual’s skills, interests and abilities to the position. Volunteers work closely with a staff or peer mentor and receive on-the-job training.  Some volunteer positions, such as our Museum Docents and members of our Heritage Park Restoration Team, require additional training due to the nature of the position.

How much time you commit to the Museum is up to you. Most volunteers contribute two to four hours of volunteer work a week, but some volunteers choose to spend much more time at the Museum.  Scheduling is dependent on the volunteer position or the volunteer project. We do require a consistent commitment and rely on your dependability.

In addition to all the intangible benefits you receive when you choose to volunteer, the Museum offers:

  • Free Admission for the volunteer + two guest passes per volunteer per year
  • A 10% discount on all merchandise in the Museum Store
  • Regular monthly e-newsletters about happenings at the Museum
  • Invitations to the Museum’s Special Events
  • Plus… an invitation for the volunteer and a guest to the Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, usually held in June
  • For those volunteers who complete 50 or more hours of volunteer service annually, an invitation for the volunteer and a guest to the Annual Holiday Volunteer Party, usually held in early December

Sound interesting?  To learn more about the volunteer program and about our current volunteer positions, contact our Volunteer Coordinator, at 505-245-2137, extension 122, or complete the Volunteer Form Online!

Already a volunteer? Log-in to our Volunteer Information Center.


Junior Docent Program

The Museum’s Junior Docent Program welcomes high school students who are interested in learning and strengthening their science knowledge while interacting with museum visitors. Work side-by-side with the museum’s educators, staff and volunteers who will share their scientific and historical knowledge with you.

Click here to complete the Junior Docent Volunteer application form. Send your completed application form to jwhelchel@nuclearmuseum.org. Direct your questions regarding the Museum’s Junior Docent Program to Joyce Whelchel, Director of Education at 245-2137, extension 101, or jwhelchel@nuclearmuseum.org.

Atomic STEaM Photography Show, Open Now through December 31

The "Atomic STEaM Photography Show," a special photo art exhibit, is now on display through December 31, 2017. Individuals, both local and from all over the world, shared their photographic talent and eye for everything science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics (STEaM), and a select number of photographs were chosen through the juried competition to be displayed at the museum.

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"Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camps - Registration Now Open!

The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History will host "Science is Everywhere" Winter Day Camp 2017 for children who are 6-12 years old. Experience the wonders of science in one-day sessions, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., December 18-22 and 27-29, 2017. Sessions include "Code of the Robot," "Holiday Exploration," "Balloon Blast!" "Eureka!" and many more!

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Out of this World Luncheon with Astronaut Mike Mullane - November 30

You are invited to join the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, in partnership with the Construction Financial Management Association, for an "Out of this World" luncheon presenting Albuquerque’s Astronaut Mike Mullane as he delivers a hard-hitting, substantive teamwork and leadership motivational discussion at the Sheraton Uptown on Thursday, November 30, at 11:30 am.

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