Our Volunteer Program is Expanding – Join Our Team!

If you enjoy sharing science and natural history with students and families, consider joining our volunteer team. 

We have long- and short- term opportunities available for students, individuals, and family groups.  As a volunteer you will enjoy full training and a friendly and rewarding environment. You’ll experience exciting museum exhibits, learn from curators and educators, and have the sincere appreciation of the museum staff. Most importantly, you will be helping our visitors spark a passion for science.

Volunteer Opportunities

Gallery Docents
Intrigued by Ancient Egypt? We are currently looking for Gallery Docents to staff Tutankhamun: "Wonderful Things" from the Pharaoh’s Tomb which opens February 3, 2017. This exhibition replicates more than a hundred of King Tutankhamun’s sacred and personal possessions, including his state chariot, thrones, jewelry, funerary mask, and royal mummy. 

Gallery Docents enrich our visitors' experience with hands-on activities, spotlight tours, and information about the exhibit and related topics. Sound exciting? Read more.

Discovery Center Docents
Cranbrook Institute of Science is currently looking for docents to help staff the Family Discovery Center every Sunday. Join us as we tap into the vast Institute resources and ignite a passion for learning – whether working directly with our guests or building content behind the scenes – we need your skills! The Family Discovery Center team creates a comfortable space where families explore real objects and scientific methods. Please be willing to dedicate 4 hours per month to the Family Discovery Center.

Special Events Volunteers
Being a volunteer does not require a lot of your time. Consider becoming a Special Events Volunteer and help bring science to life during our holiday and special programs.  This is a great way to explore new science topics, fulfill community service requirements, and enjoy the satisfaction of giving back without a long-term commitment. When you become a volunteer we will contact you when an event nears to see if you’re available.

Become a volunteer
Contact Janet Beylin at 248-645-3748, or CIS_volunteer@cranbrook.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

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