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:
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.
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.
Throughout the year, junior docents will become experts in a science or history topic related to the museum by doing research and performing experiments. Then they will work with staff to figure out the best way to communicate their findings to museum visitors; this could be through demonstrations, activities, or discussions. If big presentations aren’t your thing, don’t worry! Staff will help you come up with ways to interact with museum visitors that are comfortable for you.
Junior docents are expected to commit at least two hours a month. Most junior docent activities take place on Saturdays, but if you are homeschooled or have a flexible school schedule, there is also the option to complete them during the week (M-F, 8-4:30).
Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2018-2019 school year. Please check back in August 2019 to apply for the 2019-2020 school year. Direct your questions regarding the Museum’s Junior Docent Program to Mollie Fullerton, Education Enrichment Coordinator, at 245-2137, extension 120, or email@example.com.
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