Volunteering at Carnegie Museum of
Volunteers support almost every department of the museum. Assist with children's activities and classes, greet visitors at Information desks, conduct data entry for researchers, work behind-the-scenes in offices, conduct surveys, and help with various projects and programs. Some volunteers work with outreach programs and bring the Museum of Natural History to schools, hospitals, and senior centers.
Special volunteer opportunity: We are currently seeking new volunteers for our flagship volunteer site at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Volunteers will be asked to work with critically-ill children and their families, providing museum knowledge and expertise. Interested volunteers, will need to be available on Wednesdays with flexible time commitments.
Volunteering at Powdermill Nature Reserve
Volunteers have always played a major role at Powdermill Nature Reserve, the museum's environmental research center oflocated in Rector, Pa. Volunteers help with mailings, data management, summer children’s programs, trail grooming, and cleanup days. Volunteers also assist in a variety of ways at the bird banding station.
Internships: A small number of unpaid internships are available at the Museum of Natural History and Powdermill Nature Reserve. Internships are highly competetive and placement make take up to 12 months, so apply as early as possible. We make every effort to match potential interns with the limited opportunities that are available.
Benefits: All volunteers and interns enjoy free admission to all four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh; a subscription to CARNEGIE magazine; discounts on parking, classes, food service, and gift shops; networking, recognition, enrichment, and social opportunities; education sessions and training; and the opportunity to share skills and gain new ones while finding new friends and peers with similar interests.