Enjoy Science and Sharing knowledge? Volunteer at The Field Museum


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1400 South Lake Shore DriveChicago, IL 60605


Do you have an interest in science? Do you enjoy sharing knowledge with others?

If yes, then consider becoming a Discovery Squad volunteer. This is a new program designed to enhance visitors’ experiences through object-based learning using artifacts or specimens from The Museum's collection. Volunteers will engage visitors in a fun and entertaining way while teaching them what scientists can learn from these objects and their importance to The Field Museum’s vast collections.

Discovery Squad volunteers should be outgoing and energetic. They must possess the skills and desire to interact and communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds. Theater and/or teaching experience is preferred. Bilingual volunteers are a plus.

The Discovery Squad program occurs every day. Volunteers must be able to sign up for at least 4 shifts (10am-1pm or 12pm-3pm) per month, or 2 full days from 10am-3pm (includes a 45min lunch break).

Field Museum volunteers receive wonderful benefits including a Field Museum membership during their placement, free parking, free admission to The Field Museum for volunteers and their family, and access to weekly scientific seminars and lectures.


  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • History
  • Environmental Science
  • Storytelling
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 shifts (morning or afternoon)per month or 2 days

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