Pink Palace Front Entrance


Volunteer Opportunities

If you’d like to volunteer at MoSH please contact Janie Paraham –


Volunteer for the 50th Annual Pink Palace Crafts Fair – September 23 – 25

Have you ever wondered how it all happens? It takes wonderful volunteers to make it successful….and you could be one of those people. Please join us September 23-25. Volunteers get a 50th Anniversary t-shirt and admission to the fair before or after your shift.  To volunteer please use the link below or contact Janie Best Paraham.



MoSH Central/Pink Palace

Science of Wine – September 9

Rise Up and Memphis Proud Exhibits Museum Docents Opportunities –  June 4- September 26, 2022

Volunteers will help visitors explore the Rise Up and Memphis Proud exhibits by guiding them through the history of the local and national LGBTQ+ community. Volunteers will encourage visitors to experience this exhibit through technology, touch carts, and oral history. This  volunteer position requires extended periods of standing and walking.

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.

Trail Blazers

Individuals and groups needed to resurface 1.5 miles of crushed limestone trails, and help keep the trails clear of debris. Volunteers should wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots, long pants and lightweight long-sleeve shirts. We also encourage volunteers to bring work gloves, sun screen and insect repellant. Water and tools will be provided.

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, 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.