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Volunteer Opportunities

Our visitors learn more about the world around us through touch, observation, interaction, and play. Their experiences are made substantially more meaningful through the dedication of our enthusiastic core of volunteers, who are an integral part of the Museum's community. Volunteers support the Museum in activities that range from interacting with visitors to providing administrative support for the staff. In all that they do, their commitment enables the Museum to provide a lively, fun, and educational experience for everyone.

The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, develop, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees, and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.

An Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V

Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identification, marital or veteran status, ancestry, genetic information, military service, and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. The Museum of Science does not discriminate, on the basis of disability, against any individual who chooses to participate in any programs, service, venue, or activity.

How to Apply

Become part of our volunteer team! To apply, please review the Current Opportunities section listed below and complete a volunteer application (if using a Mac, please open and complete the application in Adobe Reader).

Once completed, save the PDF file and email it as an attachment to or mail a hardcopy to the volunteer office:

Mail to:

Office of Volunteer Services

Museum of Science

1 Science Park

Boston, MA 02114-1099

If you are a youth applicant between the ages of 14 – 18, please fill out the youth volunteer application, which includes a guardian consent form. You must also include a letter of reference with your application.

Once we have received your application and an appropriate match can be made, a representative from volunteer services will contact you to discuss the program.

Volunteer FAQ

  • -   What can I do?
  • -   Is there a career pathway at the Museum of Science?
  • -   What are the requirements?
  • -   What benefits will I receive?
  • -   How can I get started?

Available Volunteer Opportunities: