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Volunteer Opportunities

Put your passion and talent to work for Montshire! Volunteers are essential to our success, whether working behind the scenes or interacting directly with museum visitors. It’s rewarding work and also provides critical support to our mission.

What kind of volunteer work do you want to do?

Volunteers are integral to helping the Montshire fulfill its mission to awaken and encourage a lifelong interest in science.

If you are interested in volunteering please fill out the online application.

For more information about these and other volunteer opportunities at the Montshire, please call 802-649-2200 or email us at volunteer@montshire.org.

Program Volunteers

Support Montshire’s educational programs. Learn more about being one of our Program Volunteers.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Explainers

Explainers interact with visitors to enhance their experience at the museum. Explainers greet groups, demonstrate exhibits, lead informal science activities, and more. Explaining is ideal for individuals who enjoy working with the public, have excellent interpersonal and communications skills, can communicate clearly, appreciate children, can work independently, and actively move around the museum galleries. Museum educators provide initial and ongoing training.

Time Commitment: 3 Hours/weekly

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Young Scientist Program Volunteers

Young Scientist Program Volunteers work with a staff teacher to introduce science to young children (4–6yrs.) through fun activities and experiments in the physical and natural sciences. This opportunity is ideal for enthusiastic adults who love to work with young children and have energy and stamina to support active learning experiences.

Time commitment: 3 hours/week on Wednesday mornings

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Special Event Day Volunteers

Special Event Day Volunteers bring specific skill sets applicable to the event of the day, and interact with visitors to enhance their experience at the museum, This opportunity is ideal for individuals who enjoy working with the public, appreciate children, can work independently, and actively move around the museum grounds. Special skills include tinkering, engineering, geology, anthropology, paleontology, climatology, architecture, set design, and wildlife.

Time Commitment: Varies

Exhibits & Facilities Volunteers

Work directly with Montshire Exhibits & Facilities teams. ​Learn more about being one of our Exhibits & Facilities Volunteers.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Exhibit Production and Repair Volunteers

Exhibit Production and Repair Volunteers help with building, painting, maintaining, and fixing exhibits. Experience with carpentry, power tools, and machinery helpful.

Time Commitment: Flexible; regular schedule preferred

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Trails and Landscaping Volunteers

Trails and Landscaping Volunteers help with trail maintenance, special plantings and weeding. Volunteers with plant identification skills may assist with plant labeling.

Time Commitment: Varies seasonally

Museum Operations and Fundraising Volunteers

​Apply your talents to museum operations or fundraising. Learn more about being one of our Museum Operations and Fundraising Volunteers.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Membership and Administration Volunteers

Membership and Administration Volunteers work on a variety of projects as needed. Possibilities include staffing special events, updating database information and archiving photos, and occasional mailings. Periodically, volunteers may help create interesting, accurate and engaging content for museum publications.

Time Commitment: Varies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Photography Volunteers

Photography Volunteers will help with photographing special events or exhibitions. These photos will be used for marketing and publicity purposes. Digital preferable. All photographs are owned by the Montshire Museum of Science.

Time Commitment: Varies

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Auction Volunteers

Auction Volunteers provide leadership and creativity to make the museum’s principal fundraiser a success, year after year. Opportunities include procuring auction items and sponsorships, planning event décor, working with caterers, marketing, may help create interesting, accurate, and engaging content for Museum publications and helping out on the night of the event.

Time commitment: Varies according to position. Auction volunteers are engaged primarily from January to May.

Plus (click or tap to expand) + Volunteer Groups

Volunteer Groups

The Montshire occasionally has projects for small groups of volunteers organized by schools or other organizations. Please contact volunteer@montshire.org for more information.