Save to Favorites

Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

  • 16 people are interested

Do you want to be in the Museum where discovery happens?

Join the Visitor Experience Ambassadors and help welcome visitors to the largest natural history Museum in the world. Ambassadors use their investigative skills and enthusiasm to educate visitors on the Museum, its exhibitions, tours, special events, and the Washington DC area.

Be front and center for orienting our thousands of visitors to the new David H. Koch Hall of Fossils-Deep Time exhibition opening June 2019!

What does volunteer require?

-Must be 18 or older

-Attend two full-day training sessions on Sunday, 2/23 (includes New Volunteer Orientation) and Saturday, 2/29 10am-5:30pm

-Attend two evening sessions on Wednesday, 3/4 and Wednesday, 3/35 from 6-8pm

-Attend a behind-the-scenes Museum Tour on Saturday, March 7 (between 10am-2pm-exact time TBD)

-Commit to 1 year volunteering 8 hours per month

-Complete a Smithsonian Institution Background Check

Shifts are:

-9:45am-1:45pm OR 1:15-5:15pm 7 days per week

-Flexible or recurring schedules available

-Pre-shift meetings at 9:45am or 1:15pm to get you filled in on all the latest Museum news

5 More opportunities with Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

2 Reviews

About Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History


10th and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, US

Mission Statement

The NMNH Volunteer Program is a recognized, integral part of the staff at the National Museum of Natural History community. NMNH volunteers are key to engaging the Museum’s diverse visitor audience in natural history and collaborating with Museum staff on research initiatives as peers.


The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is one of the world's great museums of natural and cultural history, building on nearly a century of research into our changing earth and its climate; the evolutionary history of plants and animals, and human origins, diversity, and culture. The Museum's research environment features incomparable collections of nearly 130 million specimens of plants and animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human artifacts from world-wide locations. The collections form a foundation from which are built inextricably strong connections between research, exhibits, outreach and education. More than seven million people visit the Museum annually, where they have an opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting, exhibit-based, educational experiences that are facilitated by volunteers. Volunteers also support researchers, scientists, collections managers and other experts behind-the-scenes.


We'll work with your schedule.


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



  • American Sign Language
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Bilingual
  • Public Speaking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per Month Over 1 Year

Report this opportunity