Volunteer Opportunities

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


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

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.

Lichterman Nature Center’s Volunteer Plant Sale Friday and Saturday, April 14-15

Volunteers are needed from 8:30am -1:00pm and 12:30pm – 4:00pm on Friday and 8:30am -1:00pm and 1:00pm – 5:00pm on Saturday. If you love plants, want to learn about native plants, or want to enjoy the outdoors, then this is the volunteer opportunity for you. So come out to volunteer, help others beautify their yards, maybe learn something new about plants and have fun at Lichterman Nature Center. Please call or e-mail Janie Best Paraham at 901-636-2438 or [email protected]

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.