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Volunteer at The Bishop

At The Bishop Museum of Science and Nature, volunteers play an integral role in helping the staff and board 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 work with 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 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 50 hours or more per year also receive a 50% discount on membership in the Discovery Society.

We encourage you to explore the many volunteer opportunities at The Bishop, and to discover ways you can share your knowledge and love of learning with our visitors. Using the links below, view a list of our current volunteer opportunities and find the online application. Current volunteers may log in to the Volunteer Portal to check your schedule, sign up for open shifts, and more.

Please contact Volunteer Coordinator Thomas Nudi at 941-746-4131, ext. 110, or TNudi@BishopScience.org with any questions about volunteering at The Bishop.

Join Us Today

Application Process:

Please print, complete and mail or email the 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 34205

Email or call Volunteer Coordinator Thomas Nudi at 941-746-4131, ext. 110, or TNudi@BishopScience.org.
Inclusion of a cover letter, letter of recommendation or resume along with your application is preferred.