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Volunteering at Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science

Volunteers form an essential part of our staff.  Whether working out in the Wildlife Center, on the floor with our guests, or behind the scenes, our volunteers make an inimitable contribution to the Museum of Science.  Volunteering is a great way to meet interesting people and learn new skills... and you don’t have to be a science guru!  No matter what your interests, you'll find a fun and exciting volunteer opportunity here at the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

Whether you are a high-school or college student, a retired senior or a working adult with the desire to give back to your community, we have opportunities for you!

How do I become a volunteer?

Fill out the online Volunteer Application. Once we have received your application we will contact you to schedule an interview.


  • Must be at least 16 years old
  • Attend scheduled interview
  • Commit to a minimum of 75 hours for the program, and must complete a minimum of 10 hours per month

Aquatics Volunteer: As an Aquatics Volunteer you will assist staff with the animal husbandry responsibilities of the Museum's aquarium exhibits and holding systems, including feeding of fish, maintaining aquarium systems and other routine duties related to animal care.
Volunteers needed year-round, Monday-Sunday. Flexible schedule.

Wildlife Center Volunteers: The Wildlife Center houses dozens of reptiles and birds of a variety of species that require daily care such as feeding, cleaning, and exhibit maintenance. In addition, we rehabilitate hundreds of birds throughout the year in the Falcon Batchelor Bird of Prey Center hospital. Volunteers have the opportunity to work with both residents and patients. In the beginning, duties will be mainly cleaning and feeding, but as you gain the necessary knowledge and skills, you will have the opportunity to do nearly everything our Avian Biologists do (picking up injured birds, releasing healed patients, handling resident raptors with the falconry glove, etc).
Minimum of one 3-hour shift per week.

Collection Technician Volunteer: As the Collection Technician Volunteer you will be responsible for all aspects of the care and management of collection objects owned by or on loan to the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Assist in the preparation and maintenance of records related to the history, status, condition, location, and status of each object in the collection or on exhibition. Review, organize, and maintain forms, documents, computer files, and files associated with accessioning and deaccessioning, packing, shipping, inventory, photographic documentation, conservation, and storage of objects owned by or on loan to the museum. Will work closely with the Art and Collection Manager on planning, moving, assessing, inventory and packing of collection objects.
Volunteers needed year-round, Monday – Friday. Flexible schedule.

Exhibit Prototyping Volunteer: Go behind the scenes at the Museum of Science! Prototypers will interact with Museum of Science visitors to evaluate effectiveness and efficiency of new exhibits. Volunteers will be involved in all levels of the design process from conceptual to physical construction of prototypes. As well as assisting with other programs as needed.
Volunteers needed year-round, Monday – Friday. Flexible schedule.

Environmental Citizen Scientists: Do you love the outdoors? Join Museum Volunteers for the Environment (MUVE) as an environmental citizen scientist and collect essential scientific data, while spending time in a gorgeous natural environment. MUVE's citizen scientists conduct bird habitat use surveys, serve as naturalist explainers at local beaches, and collect tree flowering and fruiting data that help scientists learn more about our changing ecosystems.
Volunteers needed year-round, Monday – Friday. Flexible schedule.

Community Engagement Events Volunteer: In this role, volunteers will participate and assist in offsite events produced by the Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. Associated duties include organizing, carrying, and setting-up program materials as well as facilitating interactive, hands-on activities. It is suggested that all community engagement events volunteers have a demonstrated interest in science and strong interpersonal communication skills.

Communication and Events Volunteer: The Communications and Events Volunteer will play a key role in supporting our events and marketing programs. This person will work closely with the marketing and events team to implement compelling events and programs to Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science. While also, increasing audience awareness and participation of the various programs, events and opportunities within the Museum through advertising, media, social media and online platforms. The role will also support with events management, communication, social media, and deliverable tracking responsibilities.

How do you become a volunteer? Fill out the online Volunteer Application. If you have any additional questions or concerns, contact Michelle Beumer at (305) 646-4233.

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