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Volunteering at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature

At The Bishop, volunteers play an integral role in helping the staff and board of directors achieve our mission “to engage and inspire learners of all ages; we protect, interpret, and communicate scientific and cultural knowledge of Florida, the world, and our universe.”

You will join other great volunteers and staff as you develop your knowledge of Florida’s natural and cultural history, the environment, manatee conservation and care, and our universe as a whole, while making a real difference in our community and in the lives of our visitors. Volunteer benefits include 10% off Museum store purchases and the ability to earn free passes to the Museum. Volunteers who work 15 hours or more per year receive a free membership to the Museum.

We encourage you to explore the many volunteer opportunities at The Bishop and discover ways you can share your knowledge and love of learning with our visitors. Please print, complete, and mail or email this application. Volunteer positions are limited and applicants will be called on an as-needed basis. Thank you for your interest and understanding!

Mail to:
Volunteer Department
The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature
P.O. Box 9265
Bradenton, FL 34206

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Susan McCarthy, at 941-746-4131 ext. 113 or SMcCarthy@BishopScience.org with any questions about volunteering at The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature.

Inclusion of a cover letter, letter of recommendation, or resume along with your application is suggested and preferred. Join us today!


Use the links below to view a list of current volunteer opportunities or log in to the Volunteer Portal to check your schedule or sign up for open shifts.