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Current Volunteer Needs

The following opportunities are currently available. To apply for any of these positions, please complete the volunteer application. Our Director of Volunteers will contact you to schedule an interview or invite you to an upcoming introduction to the Museum. If you have specific questions, please contact Janet Morris at 619.255.0245 or jmorris@sdnhm.org  

Explore the Valley of the Kings and Discover King Tut!

Interested in the discovery of King Tutankhamun’s tomb?  Like working with the general public? Volunteer to help museum guests navigate through the chambers of our upcoming exhibition, The Discovery of King Tut, opening October 11, 2014–April 26, 2015.  As a Traveling Exhibit Ambassador, you will assist with audio guide distribution, collection, and replacement; direct guests through the exhibit; and answer general questions about both the exhibit and the Museum. Volunteers are asked to donate one 3.5 hour shift weekly 10 AM–1:30 PM and 1:30 PM–5 PM, any day of the week. Afternoons and weekends are especially needed. Apply today.

Winter Camp Aides (High School)

The Education Department is seeking high school students as volunteer camp aides. Camp aides participate daily in a variety of fun activities such as nature hikes, story time, crafts, and science activities tailored for student campers from 1st to 5th grade.  It’s a great way to earn your community service hours. You must be at least 16 years old and entering 11th or 12th grade to be a camp aide, and you must complete a background check as part of your application process.

Winter Camps are one-day camps on December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 and January 2, 2015.  You may volunteer for as little as one day or for all six days. Shifts are 8:00 AM–4:30 PM.  Applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview. Apply today.  

Winter Camp Teaching Assistants (College)

The Education Department is seeking college students as volunteer teaching assistants for winter camps for student campers from 1st to 5th grade. Learn about a career in teaching and expand your knowledge of local natural history. Facilitate activity sessions, help prepare materials, and assist instructors in ensuring that camp runs smoothly each day. If you would like to earn college credit for being a teaching assistant please consult your college/university for information about receiving college credit.

Winter Camps are one-day camps on December 22, 23, 26, 29, 30 and January 2, 2015. You may volunteer for as little as one day or for all six days. Shifts are 8:00 AM–4:30 PM. Applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview. Apply today.  

Share Your Enthusiasm for Nature with Museum Visitors

Do you enjoy the natural world of San Diego County and the Baja peninsula? Are you outgoing and enjoy sharing your knowledge? Then join the Museum as an Exhibit Interpreter in our exhibition, Water: A California Story. You’ll use inquiry-based learning to educate our guests about the ecosystems of San Diego County and about water distribution and conservation. As an option, you can also be trained to conduct live animal demonstrations with our gopher snake, rosy boa snakes, or a bearded dragon. This is a 7-day a week opportunity with a 2 hour shift (11 AM-1 PM or 1 PM-3 PM). A minimum 3 month commitment is expected. Apply today.

Join our Exhibits Department as an Evaluator

The Exhibits Department is seeking volunteers to work with us over the next year or two on a variety of evaluation projects. Current projects include formative evaluation of Coast to Cactus in Southern California interactives during week days. Requirements include: An outgoing personality and ability to approach strangers; completion of a 2-3 hour online training regarding Protecting Human Research Participants; and on-the-job training on conducting evaluations. Apply today. 

For other volunteer opportunities in the San Diego area, visit the Cultural Volunteer Managers Council website