The EcoTarium is only accepting Volunteer Applications for the Zoology Department at this time. Please contact Rachel Davison at 508.929.2763 or email 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+) 

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