The EcoTarium is not accepting Volunteer Applications at this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

We simply could not offer the programs and special events that make the EcoTarium a unique resource to our community without our diverse and dedicated corps of volunteers.

To be considered for any volunteer position, please submit an application here.


  • Inventory historic natural history collection
  • Photograph, measure and take notes on birds, eggs, seashells or pressed flowers 
  • Make rare specimens available online
  • Enter data to publish photographs for birds, eggs, seashells or pressed flowers 
  • Interact with visitors within the Museum’s Curator’s Workshop, a unique interpretive space which places visitors in the turn of the century naturalists office (all 16 years+)
  • Become a Library Volunteer: Learn More

Special Events

Volunteer at one of our events, assist with activities & crafts (15+ years)


Interact with guests, give assistance to our young visitors in our many interactive exhibits located throughout the museum (15 years +)

Grounds Assistance

  • Help maintain gardens
  • Adopt a Trail and help maintain our walking trains free of trash and debris (Seasonal, all 16 years +)


  • 2020 Summer Education Programs Volunteer: Apply Now
  • Imagination Playground Play Associate – encourage young guests in child-directed free play (16 years+)
  • Nature Explore Play Facilitator – encourage our young guests and their families to build, dig, climb, create art and make music (Seasonal, 16 years +)
  • Junior Counselor, Summer Discovery Camp, gain valuable teaching experience in the field of nature and science (seasonal 15 years+) 


  • Assist with the care and feeding of animals and wildlife as well as clean and maintain their habitats (18 years +)
  • Wildlife husbandry (Coming Soon)
  • Wildlife education (Coming Soon)

Our wildlife team is not currently accepting volunteers at this time.