Volunteer Opportunites

  • Marine Walk Volunteers
  • Museum Volunteers
  • Marine Walk
  • Moon Snail at Aquarium
  • Horseshoe Crab Handling
  • Aquarium Volunteers

In a typical year, over 50 volunteers contribute over 1,000 hours of their time to help the Maria Mitchell Association run its programs, museums, and research.  The MMA relies on generous gifts of time and talent from volunteers. Our small but dedicated staff needs help with many projects across all departments, ranging from feeding animal, assisting with research, to preparing mailings.

General Interest in Volunteering

We would love your help! Please contact info@mariamitchell.org with your area(s) of interest and desired time commitment.

Students and Current Volunteers

We are now scheduling volunteers for 2014!

If you have completed the Naturalist Leadership Program or are a high school or college student, please email Andrew Mckenna-Foster for the volunteering application. Spaces at the Aquarium and Museum are limited, but we do our best to accommodate everyone.

If you are younger than 15, we encourage you to sign up for our Discovery Camp to gain the skills you will need as a volunteer.  Those who are 13-15 can take the week long Naturalist Leadership Program to become eligible to volunteer.

Check the calendar for upcoming programming.