Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities have been adjusted due to safety guidelines and museum needs. At this time all applicants must be at least 18 years and willing to follow all museum safety guidelines provided. We are only offering Wayfinding positions at this time that is part of our Public Programs Volunteer position listed below, so that we may continue to enhance visitor experiences in out amazing exhibits. When you submit an application you will still find all of our opportunities listed so that we may transition everyone at a later date.

Current Application Dates

The Boonshoft Museum is now accepting applications.

Applications are accepted anytime from August 1st to May 15th. If you are interested in volunteering with us, be sure to submit your application before the Summer deadline. Late applications may not be accepted will be kept on hold.

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Volunteer Opportunities at Boonshoft

When you volunteer at a Dayton Society of Natural History location like the Boonshoft or SunWatch, you join a team of volunteers who represent multiple ages, interests, and areas of expertise, from former teachers and retired engineers, to teens and college students looking to expand their horizons through volunteerism. The Dayton Society of Natural History has an opportunity for everyone to contribute to meaningful projects and get hands-on while interacting with the community---all while having fun and meeting new people.

Below you will find short summaries of the volunteer opportunities being offered at this location. Volunteers receive a basic orientation to learn about the Boonshoft Museum and receive training for their specific position as they work alongside staff in their assignments. All applicants must meet the position requirements, submit an online application, pass an interview, and submit any required paperwork.

Click here to learn about volunteering at our Sunwatch location! 

Volunteer Opportunities *Click here to view grid below in a new window*

Questions? Get in Touch with Us!

If you have questions about the opportunities or group opportunities, please submit an inquiry form and our team will reach out to you via email or phone. 


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Are you a current volunteer who needs to update their online profile? Email Volunteer@BoonshoftMuseum.org for a special link.

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