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

Contact Holli Connell to learn more about available volunteer opportunities 

Do you want to volunteer for Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived? Burpee Museum is looking for docents for the current temporary exhibit: Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived. Docents are asked to circulate throughout the exhibit space, interact with visitors, and check wristbands. This volunteer position requires a commitment of at least one shirt per week. Shifts are 10 am- 1:30 pm and 1:30 pm- 5 pm Sunday- Thursday and 10 am - 1:30 pm, 1:30-5 pm, and 5-8 pm Fridays and Saturdays.

Eggstravaganza volunteers needed! Eggstravaganza is our annual egg hunt hosted with the Discovery Center. Shifts are from 9-12 and 12-4 and you can be either a hunt helper or a family greeter!

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.