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Volunteer at the Museum of Science & History (MoSH)

Thank you for volunteering with the Museum of Science & History (MoSH)!

MoSH could not fulfill its mission or hope to realize its vision without the valuable work of our dedicated, focused, and hard-working volunteers. The volunteers at the Pink Palace, Lichterman Nature Center, and Historic Properties bring innovative ideas, positive energy, and a sense of dedication with them every day. You are an important part of MoSH. We thank you for contributing so much of your time and talent. You are greatly appreciated. 

Kevin Thompson, MoSH Executive Director

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).

View our Volunteer Policies here

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, Janie.paraham [at] memphistn [dot] gov 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.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

The Museum is seeking volunteers for its newest exhibit," Dinosaurs in Motion". Forget everything you think you know about dinosaur exhibitions and start your imagination now...

Volunteers will actively engage with visitors in this exhibit by guiding visitors through the gallery and answering questions.

Assist visitors with educational touch carts. 

Help ensure Museum is within CDC guidelines.

Ensure safety of visitors and gallery.

The volunteer position will require extended periods of standing and walking.


Lichterman Nature Center Volunteer Plant Sale needs your help.

Five volunteers are needed to help with pre- sale set up for the Lichterman Nature Center Volunteer Plant Sale.

Dates: April 9-10 and 12-15

Times: 9:00am- Noon

Location: Lichterman Nature Center5 volunteers are needed for each day.

Volunteers needed to help the day of the plant sale. Volunteers will assist in plant selection area, loading plants in cars, directing guests around the grounds, and restocking plants.

Dates: Friday and Saturday, April 16-17, and Saturday May 15

Times: 9:00am -1:00pm and 1:00pm -5:00pm

Location: Lichterman Nature Center

For More Information

E-mail or call Janie Paraham at:

janie.paraham [at] memphistn [dot] gov