The museum runs with the help of a dedicated group of volunteers who help with school visits and other events. These volunteers are held in high regard by visiting teachers and students, as well as being of invaluable help to the museum's staff. Volunteering is a great way to practice communicating scientific concepts to an audience without a scientific background.
You can sign up to our volunteer program here. You will need a valid Working With Children Check to sign up. Once you're signed up, you'll need to attend an induction session, which we hold several times a year.
Our museum volunteers help with a wide range of activities. Their main role is to help interpret our collection for the many school students who visit each year, but other roles include helping run major museum events for Brain Awareness Week and UNSW Open Day as well as helping with office support and social media activities.
"The Museum has given me exposure to an area of science that I might not have found otherwise."
"The ultimate gift is confidence, knowing I can handle new/dynamic situations, and having fun in the process!"
"The Museum has been played a major role in improving my confidence and communication skills."