Interested in joining our team as a volunteer?

The Delaware Museum of Nature and Science prioritizes a culture centered on service for our guests and team members alike, fostering a welcoming, diverse, inclusive, and collaborative atmosphere.

We are proud to offer unique opportunities for volunteers to join our team. Our volunteers assist with education, interpretation, community outreaches, special events, and more! Bring your passion for nature and science and apply today to help us ignite a life-long passion for exploring, discovering, and valuing nature and science throughout our community and beyond.

Application Process

  1. Complete the volunteer application using the link above.
  2. You will be contact by Erika Barber, Human Resources Manager, and we will coordinate a time to meet and discuss your interest in volunteering at Delaware Museum of Nature and Science.
  3. You will then be required to complete a background and reference check.
  4. Once those are complete, you will be all set to schedule your volunteer orientation!

Interested in learning more before applying? Join us for one of our quarterly Volunteer Open Houses!

Swing by the museum to discuss volunteer opportunities, meet some of our amazing volunteers and staff, get a tour of the museum, and say hello to a few of our animal ambassadors. We will also have volunteer applications available with an opportunity for on-the-spot volunteer interviews. Volunteers must be age 14+.

Interested? Please fill out the form below. Walk-ins are also welcome!

Questions? Contact Erika Barber, HR Manager, at ebarber@delmns.org or 302-658-9111 ext. 324.

Summer Science Corps

June 9, 2024 – August 24, 2024

For teens in grades 7-12

Summer Science Corps is a program created just for teens! Bring your brain and creativity and gain real-world, on-the-job experience in early childhood education, gallery interpretation, museum collections, and more.

Application deadline is Monday, April 8, 2024. Applications will be reviewed, and interviews will be hosted the week of April 14-April 20. Accommodations can be made to host interviews virtually. All applications will be responded to by April 30, 2024.

Summer Science Corps members:

  • Lead hands-on science and nature activities
  • Assist with gallery interpretation, education programs, special events, summer camp, and more
  • Gain experience in early childhood education, exhibit interpretation, museum collections, and more
  • Must be comfortable and willing to interact with and relate to different age groups and educational levels in a positive and professional manner

The Delaware Teen Science Café Leadership Team

August 2024 – May 2025

For teens in grades 9-12.

Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are closed.

The Delaware Teen Science Café Leadership Team plans and hosts Delaware Teen Science Cafés throughout the school year. Planning and hosting Teen Science Cafés include creating themes, preparing presenters, marketing, and building leadership skills. Hours count towards community service requirements.

In addition to our teen volunteer opportunities, through the New Castle County Youth Program, we are hiring up to five youth (ages 14-21) for paid summer (and possibly year-round) positions. This program is funded through the American Recovery Program Act (ARPA) and has household income eligibility requirements.