Current Volunteer Needs

Please review our current needs before submitting an application. To apply for any of these positions, please complete the volunteer application . The Volunteer Department will contact you to schedule an interview. If you have specific questions, please call Janet Morris at 619.255.0245 or volunteers@sdnhm.org . Science department openings are limited and you must be 18 years old to volunteer for the science departments.

Please review our current needs before submitting an application.

Apply to Volunteer

Interested in employment at the Museum? View our current job openings .

Put the NAT in NATuralist

Join our newest volunteer group—the NATuralists. Engage our guests with fun, interactive games that connect people to nature in a unique way. You don’t have to be an expert in natural history, you just need to be outgoing, able to easily approach strangers, and curious about nature. Minimum age is 16 though we will consider parent/child pairs. We ask for a minimum 2 1/2 hour shift three times a month for 6 months. Apply today to be considered for the next training on Saturday, March 17; 9 AM–2:30 PM.

Summer Camp Aides Wanted

It's not too early to think about summer! Do you love children? Are you 16–18 years old? Join our camp aide program for Summer Camp; June 18–August 24, 2018. Volunteers in our camps insure that our campers have an enjoyable and safe experience. Ideal Camp Aides enjoy working with children and are willing to get their hands dirty during craft or other activities. Shifts are 8 AM–4:30 PM. We ask for a minimum commitment of 2 weeks with 3 weeks preferred. Minimum age is 16. Please complete a volunteer application and we will contact you for an interview. We require two letters of recommendations from a teacher, volunteer supervisor, or another adult who is not a relative. Deadline to apply is May 15, 2018.