Volunteering at the Museum

Share your knowledge and passion for natural history with others! 

The Museum of Natural History depends on the contributions of our volunteers. Elementary education programs, gallery programs and special events like March Break are only possible with the help of volunteers. If you are looking to share your interest and enthusiasm on natural and cultural history, then join our team of volunteers!

Positions currently available

Public Program Assistant – Wee Wild Ones

Join the Museum of Natural History’s volunteer team as a Public Program Assistant for Wee Wild Ones program and engage with young children in an interactive, educational setting. You will assist staff with leading hands on programs for children under the age of five and their parents/guardians.  

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain experience in public speaking and engaging with young children.
  • Experience learning through play with Museum specimens and objects.
  • Develop your knowledge of Nova Scotia’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • Volunteers can expand their network of professional contacts and attend special events.


  • Tuesday mornings 9:30am – 11:15am.
  • October – May (excluding December and March).


  • Volunteers who help facilitate our Wee Wild Ones program must be 18 years of age and enjoy engaging with children under 5 years old.  

How do you apply?

If you are interested in working with our Wee Wild Ones program and are available on Tuesday mornings, please contact Liz Spence, Assistant Curator of Interpretation for an application form or with any questions: elizabeth.spence@novascotia.ca