Always wanted to teach? Become a School Programs Volunteer at the National Museum of Natural History

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Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

  • 18 people are interested

Are you a lifelong learner? Perhaps you're looking to gain teaching experience?

Join the valued School Programs volunteer team and guide science and natural history school experiences! Volunteers have the opportunity to work alongside museum educators as they lead structured school programs covering topics like geology, anthropology, the ocean, and paleontology. School Programs volunteers will utilize museum collections objects to assist facilitation with inquiry-based learning techniques.

Harness your science interests and hone your teaching skills as you inspire the next generation of scientists.


Must be 18 years and older.


Must attend 3 hour Museum Orientation on 9/10, 9/15, or 10/6. Must attend four days of training on Tuesday, 9/17, Wednesday, 9/18, Thursday, 9/19, and Friday 9/20. Must complete 2 shadow shifts.


1 year minimum, 8 hours per month.

Shifts are 9:30 am - 1:30 pm Monday - Friday.

Must attend pre-shift meetings at 9:45 am.

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National Museum of Natural History10th & Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20013



  • Child Development
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit to 1 Year at 2 shifts (8hrs) month

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