Anchorage Museum at Rasmuson Center
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Ready to become more than just a visitor? Through volunteering at the museum, teens like you can learn more about art, history, science and culture, and then share your knowledge with visitors. Meet people from around the world, discover new things and help visitors enjoy the museum.

What do teen volunteers do?
Teens work with departments in the museum on a variety of tasks and projects including:

  • Help visitors explore and understand exhibits
  • Perform fun, informative demonstrations
  • Handle and show live reptiles and marine animals
  • Give tours
  • Lead hands-on activities
  • Assist with summer camps, special events and more
  • Summer 2013 special opportunity: Be an Imaginarium science guide

When I’m a volunteer, how will I know what to do?
Don’t worry, we’ll train you. Although many of our volunteers have strong backgrounds already, you don’t need to be an expert to volunteer. Before you begin working at the museum, you’ll complete a training program. When you’re working here, there’s always a staff person available to answer your questions.

What do I get out of volunteering?

  • Learn from leading scientists, artists, historians and educators
  • Develop public speaking skills
  • Acquire work experience
  • Meet other local teens
  • Attend special previews of exhibits and planetarium shows
  • Gain animal-handling skills
  • Participate in volunteer recognition events
  • Receive a discount at the museum store

I want to volunteer, what do I have to do?
Start by filling out a teen volunteer application form. We accept applications year-round; however, you won’t start until after you’ve attended a training session.

Download a Teen Volunteer
Application Form

For more information, e-mail or call 929-9259.