Burpee Volunteers

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Volunteer With Burpee Museum

A young volunteer shares information about a baby crested gecko in an outreach at a local event.  We are excited to bring opportunities for young people as they learn the joys of volunteering service.
A young volunteer shares information about a baby crested gecko in an outreach at a local event. We are excited to bring opportunities for young people as they learn the joys of volunteering service.

We can’t wait to meet you.

Here is how you join us:

  1. Fill out Volunteer Application (see button below)
  2. Meet our volunteer coordinator & get orientated to the museum work
  3. Get involved!
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A volunteer helps to install an exhibit: the NEW SPROUTS Learning Lab.  Volunteers are critical to many aspects of the museum from painting to building structures.
A volunteer helps to install an exhibit: the NEW SPROUTS Learning Lab. Volunteers are critical to many aspects of the museum from painting to building structures.

Volunteer F.A.Q.

Who can volunteer?

We welcome our “Junior Volunteer*” at ages 8-13.  The “Volunteer Apprentice” program is offered for ages 14-17.  And we offer our “Volunteer” program for ages 18 and up.   Every age is a great age to be a part of the Burpee Team!  You do not need to know HOW to do what you are interested in…we are excited to teach you all about natural science.

* Under 13: Restrictions on volunteer opportunities and time frames apply. 
* Under 18: Parental permission slips required
 

What types of volunteer activities are available?

We have a wide variety of options from special event set up, to docent and helper at the museum, to education programming, to animal care, to painting and setting up exhibits.  We will learn about what your interests are…and match you to programming that will be exciting for you.

 

Can I use Burpee volunteering for community service?

Absolutely!  If you have a school, club, national honor society,  or other requirement for community service, Burpee has great programs for you.  Don’t forget to plan several visits, and not try to squeeze all your hours in at the end!  Our volunteer coordinator will help you plan out your commitment.

See More! What are volunteers doing?

A volunteer paints a wall in preparation for a new exhibit.  Volunteers are key to making our museum updates, starting new exhibits, and improving the buildings!
A volunteer paints a wall in preparation for a new exhibit. Volunteers are key to making our museum updates, starting new exhibits, and improving the buildings!
A volunteer holds a tortoise out for visitors to observe.  Volunteer docents make the museum come alive with changing features.
A volunteer holds a tortoise out for visitors to observe. Volunteer docents make the museum come alive with changing features.
A volunteer draws with children in the museum, and teaches them about different animals.
A volunteer draws with children in the museum, and teaches them about different animals.
A volunteer docent shares artifacts at the New Years around the World celebration event.
A volunteer docent shares artifacts at the New Years around the World celebration event.
A volunteer shows a chameleon to children in a class.  Volunteers get to work behind the scenes with our animals, in education programing and more!
A volunteer shows a chameleon to children in a class. Volunteers get to work behind the scenes with our animals, in education programing and more!
A volunteer shows a young child fossils from Burpee's Montana site.  Volunteers work in the Paleo Lab, on fossil prep, and on education outreach!
A volunteer shows a young child fossils from Burpee’s Montana site. Volunteers work in the Paleo Lab, on fossil prep, and on education outreach!