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Harvard Museums of Science and Culture Volunteer


Applications Due



Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

16 years, 17 years, 18 years, 19+ years, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12

Financial Access


US Work Eligibility

Not Required



Program Description

HMSC volunteers play a critical role in supporting museum visitors and public events. The museums welcome people with various language skills, interests, and levels of education to apply as volunteers. The minimum age for acceptance into the volunteer program is 16. Our volunteers have diverse backgrounds with different skills and interests. Volunteers provide critical support for the visitor experience, whether it be welcoming guests, engaging visitors with hands-on activities, or participating in HMSC festivals and programs.

Please note, HMSC volunteers do not work with collections or behind-the-scenes with the research museums. How to Apply
Minimum Age is 16
Completed Application Form (doc) and email to Carol Carlson
Be invited to a 30-minute interview with the Volunteer Coordinator
Want to Find Out More?
Attend an On-site HMSC Volunteer Program Information Session.
Sessions to be held in Classroom A on the 3rd floor of the Harvard Museum of Natural History.


Open to anyone 16+

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