As a volunteer, you are a vital member of the Institute’s team. You can share your time and talent in so many ways. We will work with you to choose the right volunteer position at a time that meets your needs. Most positions require little to no background and training is always provided. Several times a year, the Institute hosts volunteer open houses where you can come and learn about what it’s like to volunteer here and receive a tour.

To volunteer you must:

  • Be 16 years or older
  • Agree to abide by Cranbrook's policies and procedures
  • Complete an application, interview and be accepted into the program
  • Attend any required training or orientation sessions

You can expect to:

  • Receive training
  • Receive the sincere gratitude of the staff
  • Meet interesting people
  • Receive discounts on programs and products
  • Be part of a well-respected, internationally renowned institution

Current volunteer opportunities include:

  • Clerical assistant (weekdays)
  • Collections Assistant (weekdays)
  • Discovery Center (Sundays) – click here for more information on Discovery Center
  • Earth Science/Paleontology Docent (weekdays/weekends)
  • Gift Shop Assistant (weekdays)
  • Observatory Daytime Facilitator (weekends/summer weekdays)
  • Planetarium Program Assistant (weekends/summer weekdays)
  • Education Program Assistant (weekdays/weekends/evenings)
  • School Group Facilitator (weekdays)
  • Special Event Assistant (weekends/holidays)
  • Traveling Exhibit Assistant (weekdays/weekends)

For information contact:

Julie McGinley
Volunteer Services Office