Volunteer Opportunities

If you’d like to volunteer at MoSH please contact Janie Paraham at [email protected] or 901.636.2438. 


Mosh Junior Interpreter Program

MoSH is now accepting applications for its Junior Interpreter Program. The Junior Interpreters program is designed for teens who are interested in learning about our area’s rich and diverse natural and cultural history and then sharing these wonders with museum guests through Discovery Stations, as galleries interpreters, greeters, and assisting with tours. Junior Interpreters will have the chance to develop public speaking skills, work with museum staff, learn about the field of Museum Studies, earn community service hours, and gain customer services skills.

The deadline to apply for the program is November 20, 2023. Students must have two letters of recommendations from teachers or school counselors, be available to work 10 hours a month on Saturdays or Sundays, volunteer for at least three special events during the year, and during school holidays.


MoSH Central/Pink Palace

Gallery Touch Cart Volunteers

Help visitors learn more about the artifacts and specimens at the Museum by inviting them to stop by our “Touch Carts” and learn about what’s in the glass cases.

AutoZone Dome Sharpe Planetarium

Volunteers are needed Tuesday- Sunday to assist with planetarium shows, ensure safety of visitors and the planetarium, and to help prepare the planetarium between shows. The volunteer position will require extended periods of standing and walking.

Lichterman Nature Center

First Saturdays at Lichterman

First Saturdays at LNC:  Join us on the first Saturday of the month for an opportunity to volunteer at the nature center working on a variety of projects to help conserve and maintain this unique property.  Projects will be seasonally appropriate and can include trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, trash clean-up, and planting native plants.

Backyard Wildlife Center Volunteers

Learn about native wildlife as you assist with the care and feeding of the animals at Lichterman’s Backyard Wildlife Center.

Greenhouse Volunteers

Plant lovers needed to help in Lichterman’s Plant Propagation Center. Volunteers will assist with weeding, watering and propagating plants in the Greenhouse. Volunteers must be physically able to assist with all aspects of plant bed maintenance.

Saturday Volunteer Greeters
Greeters will welcome visitors to the Nature Center, assist at sign in table, give directions, and help monitor front lobby. This is a long-term volunteer position. Volunteers must be able to stand for periods of time and walk around the lobby.

Be a Volunteer

Are you interested in science, history, space, anthropology, or mammals?

Do you enjoy nature, animals, or plants?

Would you like to step back in time?

Are you a people person?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering at the Museum of Science & History (MoSH).

Our Volunteers

–  Meet People

–  Learn New Things

–  Help Others

–  Gain New Skills

Perks Include: 

–  Behind the scenes access

–  Previews of new exhibits

–  Training

–  Store Discounts

–  Museum Membership

To Become a Volunteer

E-mail Janie Paraham, [email protected] to schedule an interview. To promote a safe work environment, criminal background checks are conducted on all adult applicants. All volunteers must adhere to the City of Memphis Respectful Workplace Policy.