Family Volunteering

The minimum age for a volunteer working alone is 14, but this new program offers the opportunity for children as young as eight to pair up with an adult (parent, grandparent or adult sibling) and help as a team.

This is a new program for the Academy but it’s proved popular at other museums because:

  • Kids get experience working with public in a safe and supervised way.
  • Kids develop new skills such as scheduling time, recording their hours, and working with others in a team.
  • It’s a great way to have fun together.

We currently have opportunities for Family Volunteers in:

  • Dinosaur Hall (weekdays)
  • The Big Dig (weekdays)
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