Do you want to get connected in the community of Boulder, help preserve our history, and participate in awesome art and science projects? Then volunteering with the Museum of Boulder is the perfect fit for you!
No experience? No problem! We’ll provide all necessary training and support you in whatever position works best for you. All you need is a willingness to learn and an ability to commit for one full semester (approximately 4 months.) This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Boulder, get experience leading groups or working behind-the-scenes at a museum, and support a local institution.
We will be holding 3 volunteer 'open houses’ in 2020, one in winter, one in early summer, and one in early fall. If you’d like to come by and learn more about the museum and our volunteer opportunities, please reach out and we will respond with the date and time of the next open house!
Our greatest needs are as follows:
Gallery Attendants who can share behind-the-scenes info with our visitors and be present to oversee the objects on display
Tour Facilitators to assist with visiting school groups of all ages
Makerspace Attendants to spend time with visitors in our Google Garage, working with tools such as a virtual reality machine, laser cutter, and other hands-on activities.
Event Facilitators to help put on our community events
Exhibit Prep Volunteers who can help us when we change over exhibits (2-3 times per year)
We have plenty of other volunteer opportunities, as well, including more public-facing and behind-the-scenes positions.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Museum of Boulder
2205 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302, US
The Museum of Boulder provides engaging educational experiences for people to explore the continuing history of the Boulder region. The Museum collects, preserves, and presents Boulder history in order to connect to the past, provide a context for the present, and inspire a vision for the future.
For many years, the Museum was a small, volunteer run organization. Support came from memberships, contributions and small grants. In 1997, a longtime member of the Museum made a remarkable bequest of $7,500,000 to the Museum. The receipt of the Trust began a period of slow, deliberate growth for the organization and its professional staff. For example, in 2000, the Museum had no programs in place for schools and exhibitions were developed on a shoestring budget. Over the years we have made great strides in providing Boulder with nationally touring exhibits as well as developing exhibits based on Boulder stories including Native Americans, aerospace history, natural foods, sports and beer. We are reaching thousands of school children in the Museum and through outreach programs, with some of the highest quality education programs in the region. We have become a visible and reliable source of information in the Boulder community, as well as a place to bring friends and family.
In April 2013, the Museum purchased the Masonic Lodge building in downtown Boulder. We embarked on a capital campaign to convert this building into the Museum of Boulder. It is now a state-of-the-art museum that explores not only the roots of our community, but the accomplishments today that will be history tomorrow; it brings the community together for exploration and conversations about issues facing Boulder today and in the future.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Thu Nov 19, 2020 - Thu Dec 31, 2020
At the Museum2205 BroadwayBoulder, CO80302
November 19, 2020
Orientation or Training
You can pick the volunteer position that best matches your skills, interests, and schedule. Some of our volunteer positions require 2-3 day-long shifts a year, while some benefit from more consistent weekly or monthly attendance. All involve training
We require commitments of at least a semester (about 4 months) long.