Volunteers Ages 18+
Do you have a talent, hobby, or something unique to share? We would love to meet you. There is a job for everyone at Burpee! Burpee is a community of science-minded people. We have a wide range of needs and opportunities, from science lab work to construction to education, to outreach! We can’t wait to get to know you.
Retired teachers, aspiring teachers, or people who like to share their knowledge are encouraged to get involved here. From outreaches at daycares and schools to on-campus lectures and classes, we are always in need of extra hands!
Design & Construction
Burpee has been building new exhibits, sprucing up old spaces, and growing outdoors a lot in the past year. None of it would be possible without our volunteer teams. From painting walls to building walls…your skills and creativity are needed here!
Do you like to talk to the public about our amazing natural world? From hosting booths at events (don’t worry, Burpee will provide materials and training!) to sharing your own collections, we would love to have you volunteer and help bring Burpee to life!
Burpee is proud of our lab volunteer force. From fieldwork to fossil prep to lab organization, we are willing to train and guide you through this rewarding process as YOU can get involved in the awesome research and collections work at Burpee Museum.
YOU MIGHT WORK ON…
SHARING NATURE ART
A long-time Burpee volunteer shares artistic ideas and draws with young visitors.
A Burpee volunteer shares Native American specimens and his cultural experiences.
A volunteer shows children how the Bearded Dragon tastes food with his tongue at an after-school program!
PAINTING & ELECTRIC
A volunteer fixes electrical for a new exhibit and assists with painting.