Butterfly Pavilion/Insect Zoo Volunteer-Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Thu Jun 01, 2017 - Fri Jun 01, 2018


Butterfly Pavilion/Insect ZooSmithsonian's National Museum of Natural History10th & Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20560


Training in June 2017. Apply Now! Summer options available.

Come join a team of Insect Ambassadors at the Smithsonian's Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo! Share your interest in butterflies, insects, and the natural world with the museum's diverse visitors.

Being an Insect Ambassador in the Insect Zoo is vital in engaging the minds of our visitors. You can inspire conversations and be a guide into the world of insects. As an Insect Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to participate in any combination of the following exciting opportunities:
o Encouraging visitors to get a closer look with live insect handling
o Giving tarantula feeding demonstrations
o Leading activities highlighting amazing insect adaptations
o Sparking visitor curiosity through engaging interactions
o And so much more!

MUST BE 18 years and older

3 hour Museum Orientation session. Also must attend 7.5 hour class in Sunday, June 11th, 2017.

1 year minimum. 8 hours per month.


Summer Option: 8 hours per week over 12 weeks.

Shifts are 9:45am-1:45pm and 1:15pm-5:15pm

Apply here: https://evansvol.si.edu/recruiter/index.php?class=OppSearch&recruiterID=501&act=search_all

Email NMNHVolunteer@si.edu for more information


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • 1 yr 8 hrs/month OR Summer 8 hrs/week for 12 weeks

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