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Volunteering at the Miami Science Museum

Volunteers form an essential part of our staff.  Whether working out in the Wildlife Center, on the floor with our guests, or behind the scenes, our volunteers make an inimitable contribution to the Museum of Science.  Volunteering is a great way to meet interesting people and learn new skills... and you don’t have to be a science guru!  No matter what your interests, you'll find a fun and exciting volunteer opportunity here at the Miami Science Museum.

Whether you are a high-school or college student, a retired senior or a working adult with the desire to give back to your community, we have opportunities for you!

How do I become a volunteer?

Fill out the online Volunteer Application. Once we have received your application we will contact you to schedule an interview.

Perks and Benefits

  • Upon completion of 150 hours volunteers will receive a complimentary Family Membership good for two adults and all children in the household under the age of 18.
  • Acquire great job experience and training.
  • Receive a 10% discount on all our Museum Store merchandise.
  • You will be a part of the Museum family!

Requirements:

  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Attend scheduled interview
  • Commit to a minimum of 75 hours for the program, and must complete a minimum of 10 hours per month

Aquatics Volunteer: As an Aquatics Volunteer, you will help us with the upkeep & maintenance of our Sea Lab. You will get to work behind the scenes helping with the daily care of our sea life, as well as front and center letting our visitors know all that you’ve learned. You will also get to work in our coral aquaculture area helping us grow coral and inform guests of their important role in the oceans. This volunteer opportunity is perfect for anyone interested in learning more about aquatic life, aquarium hobbyists, and students that are enthusiastic about marine biology.

Explainers: Do you enjoy science? Do you like to share your knowledge with others? Do you look forward to meeting new people? Would you like to conduct science demonstrations, activities, and workshops for the general public? If you answered yes, then come join our explainer staff!
Volunteers needed year round, Monday - Sunday. Flexible schedule.

School/Group Guides: If you like working with children of all ages and appreciate their energy, then this volunteer opportunity is for you! During the school year and over the summer, school groups visit us for educational field trips and are guided through the Museum galleries, Planetarium and Wildlife Center. Volunteers are needed to work closely with our School Group Coordinator, Science Interpreters, and other volunteers to make the Museum experience a fun and exciting one!
Volunteers needed year round, Monday – Friday. 9:30am - 2:00pm.

Wildlife Center Interpreters/Keepers : Our Wildlife Center serves not only to educate visitors about the fabulous creatures in our care, but also to care for and rehabilitate injured raptors through the Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center. Out in the Wildlife Center you have the opportunity to participate in general animal maintenance, wildlife education, and veterinary assistance. This position requires extra dedication and time commitment, but for anyone who loves animals it's well worth it!
Volunteers needed year round, Monday - Sunday. Flexible schedule.

Camp/Educational Programs Counselor: During Spring Break and the Holidays we host camps for kids PreK-5th grade, and over the Summer our camps are for kids all the way up to 8th grade! As a camp counselor you will assist teachers during their classes as well as with the before and after care programs.
Volunteers needed during School Breaks, Monday – Friday. 7:30am - 4pm.

Administrative Volunteers: If you would like a regular schedule, but want the chance to explore the many facets of the Museum this is the perfect program for you! Scanning pictures for an online exhibit, reorganizing a media database, putting together membership packages... pick a day or two (or three or four!) and you’ll have something new to do every week.
Volunteers needed year round, Monday - Friday. 9:30am – 5:30pm. 

Teen Tech Center Mentor: Volunteers in the Best Buy Teen Tech Center, often referred to as Mentors, join a unique community of young people and adults who create, invent, and explore together using the latest in computer technology. TTC Mentors vary in age, background, interests and skills. Typically TTC Mentors are university students, artists, educators, graphic designers, software developers, architects, Museum "alumni" or community members. TTC Mentors can also be high school students age 16 and up.

Other Opportunities: There are many other volunteer opportunities in the museum including: exhibit maintenance (21+), administrative/clerical assistance, and museum store assistance. If you have special interests or skills please let us know and we will find the best place for you!

How do you become a volunteer? Fill out the online Volunteer Application. If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact Daniel Delgado at (305) 646-4277.

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