The EcoTarium is only accepting Volunteer Applications for the Zoology Department at this time. Please contact Rachel Davison at 508.929.2763 or email rdavison@ecotarium.org. 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.

Collections

  • 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)

Exhibits

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 +)

Programs

  • 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+) 

Zoology Department

  • Work as a Keeper Aide volunteer to assist Animal Keepers to help provide for the health, safety, care and enrichment of our animal collection
  • Keeper Aide volunteers must be 18+
  • Keeper Aide volunteers must complete at least one, four-hour shift per week 
  • Previous animal care experience is preferred
  • Please contact Rachel Davison at 508.929.2763 or email rdavison@ecotarium.org