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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference.

Volunteering at the Duluth Children’s Museum is a priceless investment.

You can be a part of the growth and learning that take place when children and families interact through play. Join in the fun and help make an impact that will last a lifetime!

DINO CORPS

Schedule: Flexible, minimum commitment of 40 hours between May 2 and September 1. 

Overview:

From May 2nd through September 1st, travel back in time with the Duluth Children's Museum to when dinosaurs ruled the planet. Dinosaurs Unearthed is a brand new, jaw-dropping exhibit that looks at what we know about dinosaurs based on recent science. This 1,500 square foot prehistoric experience showcases real and replica fossil, plus life-size, life-like animatronic dinosaurs. The museum needs volunteers to join DINO CORPS, a group of enthusiastic people willing to enrich the museum guest experience!

Purpose: 

The Duluth Children's Museum seeks volunteers for its DINO CORPS to lead tours through this prehistoric experience, run hands-on activity stations, and to help answer museum guests' questions about the exhibit. 

Responsibilities: 

DINO CORPS will guide tours through the exhibit and share their knowledge about Dinosaurs Unearthed with museum guests and visitors.

Qualifications: 

  • Comfortable speaking to groups of people.
  • Ability to work in a team setting or independently with limited supervision.
  • Interest in dinosaurs, paleontology, geology, and the natural history of the earth.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and sharing scientific knowledge with others.
  • Interest in community education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience you can gain:

  • Knowledge about dinosaurs and new and exciting skills about feathered fossils.
  • Experience with public speaking and interacting with community members of all ages.

Schedule:

This position is extremely flexible. Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 40 hours between May and August. Volunteers will be given training about the exhibit and additional hands-on activities.

Benefits:

For your dedication and commitment to this program, each volunteer will receive a Duluth Children's Museum T-shirt and an invitation to our Volunteer Appreciation Party. After volunteering 40 hours you will receive 2 passes to the museum and 1 additional pass for every extra 20 hours you volunteer.

For more information, please contact: 

    Volunteer Coordinator: Aaron Slonecker  

     Phone: 218.733.7543   Email: volunteer@duluthchildrensmuseum.org

    

 

Options Galore

Choose the volunteer area that matches your interest! There are many areas that fit a broad range of talents and abilities.

  • Administrative: organizing, mailings, entering data
  • Collections: inventory, photocopying, record keeping, choosing objects for display
  • Exhibits: cleaning, exhibit building, exhibit assembly and takedown, gallery maintenance
  • Memberships: mailings, data entry, clerical support
  • Programs and Education: visitor interaction, gallery supervision, program assistance and implementation, birthday party assistance
  • Retail and Reception: working in the gift shop, answering phone, greeting guests
  • Technology: computer maintenance, network maintenance, website updating

 

You’re Just a Few Steps Away….

…from a great volunteer experience! If you are interested in volunteering at the Duluth Children’s Museum, here’s what you need to do:

  • Print off the adult volunteer application
  • Print off the youth volunteer application
  • Complete the application and drop it off at the Duluth Children’s Museum gift shop, mail or email it to us
  • Submit your informed consent form along with a $5 processing fee for the criminal background check
  • Interview: You will be contacted by the Duluth Children’s Volunteer Coordinator to set up a time for a short interview
  • Orientation and scheduling: If accepted, you will be required to attend an orientation session and agree upon a volunteering schedule.
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Downloadable Forms:

Adult Volunteer Application (pdf)
Youth Volunteer Application (pdf)

Please complete the application form and return to the Duluth Children’s Museum or email to 

volunteer@duluthchildrensmuseum.org