Volunteers make the difference! As a volunteer, you are giving Burpee the gift of your time and talent. Whether you're filing paperwork, working with the collections, or assisting visitors, you become an integral part of what makes Burpee a great place to discover.

Now is a great time to become a volunteer! We have a variety of positions open in multiple departments!

What Can Burpee Volunteers Do?Burpee volunteers can work in a number of different areas including:

  • Education
  • Lab/Collections
  • Facilities
  • Special Events
  • Traveling Exhibits

Volunteers are Needed for Upcoming Events! 

  • National Fossil Day  (October 11th):  Burpee is in need of 10 volunteers to help with activities around the museum from 10:00am-3:00pm
  • Night Sounds  (October 24th): Burpee is in need of 20 volunteers to assist, decorate, greet & meet, and help out with activities! Decoration volunteers from 10:00am-5:00pm; 5:30pm-9:00pm for others

Contact Holli Connell at 815.965.3433 x 1017 to learn more about available volunteer opportunities 

All volunteers must complete a Volunteer Application and pass a background check before their initial volunteering session. Applications are available at the Burpee front desk, call (815) 965-3433 for details.