DISCOVERY CORPS 2014: APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED
SUMMER ONLY 2014: Applications are now CLOSED. Due to the unanticipated number of applications for this program, we are unable to extend the application deadline to May 1 as originally intended
Pick your passion at
the Perot Museum
Volunteer with us to get the inside scoop on Perot Museum excitement! With a variety of opportunities, from behind-the-scenes to out on the front line, there's something for everyone.
Begin by choosing a Volunteer Application below. After our review, we will contact you for the best opportunity available.
Complete this general application if you are interested in becoming a Perot Museum of Nature and Science year round volunteer. *NOTE: ANY APPLICATION FORM SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUALS 18 OR OLDER THAT DOES NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WILL NOT BE PROCESSED*General Volunteer Application
If you have been provided with additional instructions to fill out a specialty volunteer application, please choose below: *NOTE: ANY APPLICATION FORM SUBMITTED BY INDIVIDUALS 18 OR OLDER THAT DOES NOT HAVE A SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER WILL NOT BE PROCESSED*Junior League Application Special Event Application
For further inquiry, contact the Volunteer Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214.756.5780. We look forward to hearing from you!
Who can volunteer?
- Teens ages 14 and older
- Adults of any age
- Small groups (usually 10 or less)
- Corporate or civic volunteers
What are the requisites?
- A completed application on file, to include a cleared background check. Social Security number MUST be provided.
- An individual interview with Volunteer Department staff
- Attendance at a scheduled orientation
- Attendance at training sessions required for your position
- Willingness to commit to a minimum of two four-hour shifts per month for a one-year period.
- Paleo Lab/Collections Volunteers: Commitment determined during interview with paleontologist
- Adherence to the volunteer dress code: black slacks, solid white shirt, closed-toed shoes and Museum apron.
Exhibit Hall Volunteer
Our Exhibit Halls offer a wide range of opportunities for volunteers. Areas of interest include Gems and Minerals, Engineering, The Human Body, Sports, Birds, Oil and Gas, Ancient Life on Earth, Living Ecosystems, and more! Share your knowledge with visitors at an activity station, by providing demonstrations or serving as an information guide. After completion of 50 hours of volunteering in an individual exhibit hall, you may advance to docent status. Exhibit Hall Volunteers are needed during all Museum operating hours.
Guest Services Volunteer
Guest Services volunteers are the first point of contact for guests entering the Museum. Guide guests through the lobby, exhibit halls and other areas of the Museum, inform guests about the Museum including daily offerings, upcoming events, pricing, parking, membership options and hours of operation, or provide information about other sites of interest in the Arts District and the downtown area. Guest Services volunteers are patient, friendly, outgoing, proactive and well-informed about the layout of the Museum and other pertinent information. Guest Services volunteers are needed during all Museum operating hours.
Paleo Lab/Collections Volunteer
(Fair Park Campus Only)
Work with fossils and recent finds in our Paleo Lab or assist in our extensive Collections Department. Volunteers must participate in an interview with the Fossil Preparator or the Collections Manager along with completing general orientation. THESE POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE WEEKDAYS ONLY. There are currently no volunteer opportunities in the Paleo/Collections Department. Please continue to check back.
Education volunteers will assist our Programs Department with field trip groups and other informal educational activities. Education volunteers may assist during regular Museum hours as well as for special program events that could occur outside of regular Museum hours. Check back later for more opportunities within Education.
Do you enjoy being behind the scenes and assisting with day to day operations? Administrative volunteers may file, compile lists, work with spread sheets, assist with large mailings or answer telephones.
About Our Requirements
In order to provide the best possible experience for our volunteers as well as our guests, we strongly recommend that all volunteers commit to coming for eight hours per month. However, we occasionally have activities available for those individuals who are interested in sharing their talents but are unable to commit to that requirement. Some of the opportunities may include Discovery Days, FIRST LEGO® League, Social Science, exhibit openings, etc. We accept individuals under these circumstances on a case by case basis.
If you are interested in learning more about these opportunities, please contact email@example.com and put “Special Event Inquiry” in the Subject Line.
See images from the volunteer Leading the Way dinner here or watch our thank you message below.