Temporarily located at the corner of Water and Chestnut Streets in Downtown Lancaster, PA 17603
Phone: (717) 291-3941
HOURS: Tuesday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. & Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.



Would you want to. . .

  • share your science enthusiasm or expertise?
  • learn or teach about the natural world?
  • meet new people?
  • become part of a team?
  • gain new experiences?
  • give back to the community?

If you said YES, consider becoming a North Museum Volunteer!

Volunteering at the North Museum lets you explore, discover and gain new experiences as you serve in a variety of support roles. Volunteers have fun learning and sharing skills, meeting new people and enjoying other benefits, including:

  • Free training
  • Annual volunteer recognition program
  • 20% discount at the North Museum Shop
  • Gatherings for special lunches, presentations and special events
  • Advance notice of Museum events

Contact: Alison Mallin, Volunteer Coordinator at 358-7188

Click HERE to download Volunteer Application form. 

Volunteer Opportunities

Clerical Assistant: Assists with labeling, data entry, copying and computer work.

Collections Assistant/Curator: Assists with cataloging and with additional tasks, based on qualifications.

Docent and Museum Guides: Provide visitors with information on exhibits, demonstrate activities and guide visitors through the Museum.

Educational Assistant: Conducts educational programs in the Museum and in the community.

Exhibit Preparation Assistant: Assists with installation and movement of exhibits. Carpentry skills are helpful but not required.

Handy Helper: Assists with odd jobs and routine maintenance.

Live Animal Room Attendant: Educates visitors about the Museum's reptiles and other live animals. Assists in live animal room maintenance. Must be at least 18 years of age.

Planetarium Operator: Interact with audiences while running the planetarium programs

Special Events Assistant: Assists with set-up and activities on special family days and weekends.

Visitor Services Associate: Gives general information to visitors and callers, and assists customers in the gift shop.