Volunteer Program

Come join our award-winning volunteer program! Our volunteers dedicate their time to educate our guests about the incredible animals and collections we have here at our organization. Each of these encounters between our volunteers, our guests and our animals is another chance to further our mission to “inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world.”

We invite you to become part of our volunteer family. Our family consists of almost 700 volunteers. Last year, our volunteers contributed almost 41,000 hours. To put that in perspective, that is the equivalent of 18 full time employees!

The majority of our volunteers serve in ongoing programs, making a commitment of at least 6 months. Recognizing that not everyone can be here for at least 6 months, we also offer a few short-term opportunities. Some of our teen volunteers join us just for the summer in our popular Teacher’s Assistant program. We also work with corporate, civic and student groups on one-day projects and events. For more information about those opportunities, please email us at volunteers@greensboroscience.org.

Each of our volunteers programs have specific age requirements. All Docent programs welcome applicants ages 15+. For teens younger than 15, our teen exclusive programs include the Museum Ambassador program as well as our summer only Teacher’s Assistant program.

We are unable to offer short-term opportunities for individuals such as student service requests or court-ordered community service. We recommend visiting the website for the Volunteer Center of Greensboro to get information about organizations that can accommodate those requests.

Current Openings

Due to the challenges presented by COVID-19, we are not accepting any new volunteers for the foreseeable future. We will need time to reopen and assess changes we need to make for guests, volunteers and animals to be safe before we bring on any new volunteers. Putting a hold on recruitment will also give us time to take care of our 300+ current volunteers and navigate how these changes will impact each of them. When we feel comfortable recruiting new volunteers again, we will update our website, social media, Member Minute and Get Involved emails.

For Current Volunteers

Volunteer Website

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email volunteers@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1330.