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:

School Program Instructor

Join the Museum of Natural History’s volunteer team as a School Program Instructor and work with elementary students in an interactive, educational setting. You will assist staff with teaching hands on programs to students in grades primary to six.

Benefits of Volunteering

  • Gain experience in public speaking and working with youth
  • Develop your knowledge of Nova Scotia’s natural and cultural heritage.
  • Volunteers can expand their network of professional contacts and attend special events.


  • One set weekday morning, 9:00am – 12:00pm.
  • A minimum commitment of three months (late September to early December).


  • Volunteers who facilitate our education programs must be 18 years of age and enjoy engaging with elementary aged students.  
  • Training is provided for all educational programs.


How do you apply?

If you are interested in working with our School Programs this fall and are available on a weekday morning, please contact Liz Spence, Assistant Curator of Interpretation for an application form or with any questions: elizabeth.spence@novascotia.ca