Do you love ecology, history, or storytelling? Become a docent & connect people with nature!


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


1305 East Cliff DriveSANTA CRUZ, CA 95062
Volunteer at the SC Museum of Natural History
Volunteer at the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and share your love of nature with your community.


​Volunteer with the Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History and make an invaluable impact in your community. We offer a variety of fun opportunities, chances to meet new people, training to develop skills, and flexible schedules.

Join us at a Docent Orientation on Tuesday, October 2 from 9:30-11:00am, or Wednesday, October 3 from 5:00-6:30pm to learn more about volunteer opportunities. To register, fill out a brief application at

SCHOOL PROGRAMS Do you love working with children? Are you excited to inspire future environmental stewards? Help us lead educational programs for school groups, grades K-5. (Weekday mornings)

NATIVE GARDEN Interested in California native plants and gardening in general? Join us in our Garden Learning Center and Native Pollinator Garden! (Ongoing, weekdays and weekends)

EVENTS & OUTREACH Want to share your passion for nature with your community? Join us in welcoming guests to events or engaging with people around town. (Weekends and evenings)

EXHIBITS & OTHER OPPORTUNITIES What talents do you want to share? Other opportunities to support our non-profit Museum include exhibit installation, beach cleanups, and behind-the-scenes support. (As needed)

The Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History is a 501c3 non-profit organization and Santa Cruz's first museum. Our mission is to connect people with nature and inspiring stewardship of the natural world.

Join our team today! Fill out a brief application at


  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Anthropology
  • Environmental Education
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Child Development

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible! We will work with your schedule.

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