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2019 Application deadlines are Jan 6, Apr 7, June 2, Oct 6. Please check this calendar for deadlines and details.
If you would like to volunteer at the San Bernardino County Museum, please fill out this volunteer application.
If you would like to volunteer at the Victor Valley Museum, please fill out this volunteer application.
Museum Volunteers and Curiosity Catalysts
Volunteers must be 15 years or older. The steps to becoming a volunteer are:
The Museum relies on volunteers to fill many roles. Some volunteers work with the public as Curiosity Catalysts, providing services that create fun and educational experiences for Museum guests. Other volunteers work behind the scenes with our collections to help with the preservation of our cultural and natural heritage, assist with maintenance or clerical work, and doing data entry. Applicants may indicate on their application interest in one of these areas.
- Fill out and submit an application for the San Bernardino County Museum or for the Victor Valley Museum.
- Interview with the Museum’s Volunteer Coordinator
- Attend a volunteer orientation session
- Additional orientation or interviews, depending upon the position requirements
- Specialized training by the division in which you will work
Volunteering for the Museum provides excellent learning opportunities and builds a variety of different skills to use in future careers or for résumés and job or college applications.
Volunteer opportunities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Curiosity Catalyst: Exploration Station
Volunteers working here will supervise the facility, monitor and care for the animals, and interact with museum guests by providing them with additional interpretative information.
Curiosity Catalyst: Cart Talk Docent
Cart Talks are interactive discussions between visitors and a Museum volunteer. You will engage with visitors by using the objects available in the cart with guidance from a script.
Volunteers are a vital source of support for museum events: set up, help with preparations and activities, and join the clean-up crew after the event is complete.
Curiosity Catalyst: Summer Programs Assistant
Summer Camp volunteers help make sure that all campers (ages 7 to 10) are having a fun and safe experience. You will participate, assist, and facilitate daily camp activities,
such as crafts, science experiments, indoor and outdoor games, museum tours, and interactive learning.
Curators in anthropology, biology, education, earth sciences, and history may use volunteers for special projects such as collections
care, data entry, reorganization, and other support tasks. Some positions require specific experience or background. Not all applicants
can be placed due to the limited number of positions available in some divisions at any given time.