Would you enjoy sharing science and natural history with museum visitors? Then consider joining our volunteer team!

We have long- and short- term opportunities available for students, individuals, and family groups. As a CIS volunteer you’ll enjoy comprehensive training, and a welcoming and rewarding work environment. You’ll experience exciting museum exhibits, learn from curators and educators, and have the warm appreciation of the museum staff. Most importantly, you’ll be building connections with our visitors, creating “Oh Wow” moments, and helping them spark a passion for science!

Volunteer Opportunities

Science Stop Volunteers
The backbone of our volunteer team, Science Stop volunteers inspire curiosity through educational table activities. Interactive in nature, these activities encourage guests to touch, ponder, experiment, and explore, learning about many aspects of science along the way.

Science Stop activities support the exhibit SUE: The T. rex Experience, presented by PNC Bank, which we will host through April 30, 2023. We’ve created 15 different interactive, paleontology-related activities so there is always something new to learn and explore.

Not into dinosaurs? We have activities in a broad range of science topics available on First Free Fridays and more!

Science Stop volunteer shifts are available on weekends, First Fridays, holidays, special events, and select Saturday nights.

Intrigued? Read more.

Gallery Guides
CIS is hosting SUE: The T. rex Experience through April 30, 2023. Gallery Guides are based in the exhibit and provide the specialized information (training provided), touchable objects, and personal connection that really brings the exhibit to life.

Gallery Guide shifts are available during holidays and special events.

Interested? Read more.

Special Events Volunteers
Being a volunteer does not need to take 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 sharing and giving back. When you join the team, we’ll contact you when an event nears to see if you’re available.

Become a volunteer!
If you are interested in becoming a Cranbrook Institute of Science volunteer, or would just like more information, we would like to hear from you! Please complete the form on the Volunteer page or contact Janet Beylin at 248.645.3748 or CIS_volunteer@cranbrook.edu. We look forward to hearing from you!

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