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Title:
Ambassador - Spark!Lab
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMAH: American History Museum
Date:
02/19/2015
Description:
Work with museum visitors in Spark!Lab, a hands-on invention space for children and families.

Spark!Lab Ambassadors will play an active role in:

-Facilitating Meaningful Visitor Experiences: welcoming a diverse group of visitors and engaging in inquiry-based discovery at a variety of hands-on activity stations; using creative methods to inspire and encourage children's and family's interest in the invention process.

- Assisting daily facility operations in Spark!Lab: getting the space and hands on activities ready for visitor use; helping with some routine maintenance necessary to keep the innovation and imagination flowing!

If You are Good at and Enjoy...
- tinkering, experimenting, asking questions, constructing and deconstructing things to figure out how they work
- interacting with diverse audiences, age groups and learning styles
- working in an often busy and changing environment

If You Have...
- some experience working in a hands-on, informal education space
- strong interpersonal and communication skills
- an interest in invention, history and science

Commitment is:
- at least two 4-hour shifts a month
- attend training sessions and complete a background check
- can handle frequent walking, standing, bending and lifting

To request an application please email sparklab@si.edu
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Title:
American History Museum Ambassadors Program
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMAH: American History Museum
Contact:
Brianna Rossettie (202) 633-3353
Description:
Please note: While applications may be submitted anytime, we do not expect to train another Museum Ambassador class until fall 2016. We will contact all applicants when the dates for the next training class are set.

Museum Ambassadors responsibilities will include:

- Orienting and welcoming arriving visitors, especially student groups
- Circulating throughout the Museum's public areas to answer questions and help visitors find programs and exhibitions
- Assist with line management and brief visitor surveys


Volunteer Requirements:

- Volunteers must be at least 18 years old
- Must be able to work at least one regular 3-hour shift per week (weekday volunteers) or two regular 3-hour shifts per month (weekend volunteers)

- All Smithsonian volunteers must complete a Smithsonian background investigation.
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Title:
American History Museum Docent Program
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMAH: American History Museum
Date:
04/10/2015
Description:
Please note: While applications may be submitted anytime, we do not expect to train another docent class until 2018. We will contact all applicants when the dates for the next training class are set.

Do you love to tell—and listen to—a good story? Is "meeting people" your idea of a good time? Are you the "unofficial" tour guide for your friends and family? If so, then consider becoming a docent at the Museum!

Docents support the Museum's collections, research, and exhibitions by staffing interactive carts, assisting visitors in selected exhibitions, giving Highlights Tours, and facilitating hands-on activities. Thousands of visitors—from local communities, across the nation, and around the world—benefit from docent-led activities each year. The program is designed to offer all visitors an exciting and engaging experience that stimulates conversation, promote an appreciation of the nation's history, and deepen the understanding of what it means to be an American.

If you are interested in joining this dynamic, motivated group, and providing an indispensable service to thousands of visitors, we welcome your application.
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Title:
American History Museum Wonderplace Ambassadors
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMAH: American History Museum
Date:
09/01/2015
Contact:
Carrie Heflin (202) 633-3620
Description:
NMAH is looking for volunteers to help visitors in Wegmans Wonderplace, a space designed especially for kids under 6 (and their adult companions) that combines age appropriate activities with museum collections and touchable objects.
Wonderplace Volunteers help in:
Facilitating Meaningful Visitor Experiences: welcoming a diverse group of visitors and engaging in inquiry-based discovery at hands-on activity stations; using play to inspire and encourage children's and family's interest in history.
Assisting daily facility operations in Wonderplace: getting the space and hands on activities ready for visitor use;
If You Enjoy...
helping kids 6 and under discover the world around them and starting them on the path to lifelong learning
supporting meaningful interactions between caregivers and children that serve as a stepping stone for connecting families with other exhibitions at NMAH.
interacting with diverse audiences, age groups and learning styles
working in an often busy and changing environment
we welcome your application.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If you would like more information about upcoming training dates, please email Carrie Heflin at heflinc@si.edu.
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Title:
American History Objects Conservation Lab: Organizing Project
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMAH: American History Museum
Date:
03/17/2017
Contact:
Beth Richwine
Description:
One volunteer will sort and organize wood piles for use in the object conservation lab.

Knowledge of wood is helpful but not necessary. The volunteer must be able to move smaller boards around on his or her own and/or help with larger pieces and be able to organize the wood in a logical manner.

The project is looking for a volunteer to work at least once a week until the project is complete, but the weekly time commitment is flexible. Work must be performed Monday-Friday between 9:00 am - 5:00 pm.
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Title:
Animal Husbandry Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
04/09/2001
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Animal husbandry volunteers assist with maintenance of six large (500+ gallons) saltwater Model Ecosystems and other small aquaria. Duties may include feedings, monitoring water chemistry, specimen collection using seine nets, performing routine water exchanges and monitoring aquaria systems. Candidates should have compassion for living animals and be detail-oriented with excellent observational and record keeping skills. No prior experience is required.

Please note: this a physically active volunteer opportunity. Candidates should be comfortable working on their feet for at least three hours, bending and lifting, and climbing ladders and stairs between 4' and 20' in height.

Please note: this position has a minimum time requirement of three hours per week for three months. Shifts are available mornings from 9:30am-12:30pm or afternoons from 3pm-6pm.

This opportunity has a minimum age of 18. Students ages 16 and 17 will be considered with a teacher recommendation.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Administrative Assistant
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/18/2013
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
The Aquarium adminstrative assistant will assist staff with office-based duties including organizing files, on-site library, photographic slides and photographs. Computer-based work may include editing correspondence and internet-based product searches. Necessary skills include good organizational skills, basic knowledge of computers including internet and Microsoft software, detail oriented and clean driving record.

Position time committment is 3 hours per week on Wednesdays, Thursdays or Fridays.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo fingerprinting and a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Feeding Specialist
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
12/30/2014
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Aquarium feeding specialist volunteers will work with Smithsonian aquarists to feed the animals in six large (500+ gallons) saltwater Model Ecosystem aquariums and other small tanks. Duties include weighing, cutting, measuring, feeding and stocking food items for marine fishes and invertebrates. Food items may include pellets, flakes, liquid supplements, and frozen foods such as squid, shrimp, fish and scallops. Candidates should be detail-oriented with the ability to work independently. No prior experience is required.

Please note: this a physically active volunteer opportunity. Candidates should be comfortable working on their feet for at least three hours, bending and lifting, and climbing ladders and stairs between 4' and 20' in height.

This position has a minimum time commitment of one day per week from 9:30am-11:30am for a minimum of three months. Minimum age is 16.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Guide
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/11/2004
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Aquarium Guides interact with visitors at the Aquarium and lead daily feeding tours for groups of 1-30 participants of all ages. Aquarium Guides should be comfortable with public speaking and answering questions about local marine life. Training is provided.

Shifts are scheduled mornings from 10am-1pm or afternoons from 1pm-4pm. Minimum time commitment is three hours per week for three months.

Shifts are currently available Fridays from 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm, or Saturdays 10am-1pm and 1pm-4pm.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Aquarium Handyman
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/18/2013
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
The handyman will assist aquarists at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit with projects to maintain and improve life support systems for saltwater aquaria. Duties include mechanical repairs and maintenance, exhibit/life support improvement projects and transport/pickup of specimens and equipment. Necessary skills include working knowledge of plumbing, carpentry and/or electrical systems, problem solving skills and a clean driving record.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Be on the pulse of Natural History: Become a Visitor Experience Ambassador!
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Contact:
NMNH Volunteer Program (202) 633-1083
Description:
Step out of the office and into the Museum!

Do you want to be in the Museum where discovery happens? Join the Visitor Experience Ambassadors to welcome visitors to the largest natural history museum in the world. Ambassadors use their investigative skills and enthusiasm to provide information about the Museum, its exhibitions, tours, special events, and even about the greater Washington, DC area attractions!

Pair your existing skills and knowledge with provided training to create a positive visitor experience.
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Title:
Boost Awareness of Critical Issues in Global Health-Become an Outbreak Volunteer!
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Description:
Be the face of a NEW Exhibit at the Museum!

Do you want to be a part of current conversations about public health and preventing epidemics?

Volunteer in our New exhibit, Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, and help visitors understand how viruses such as Ebola, Zika, and Influenza reveal an intricate connection between humans, animals, and their environments. Learn to facilitate conversations on challenging topics and engage in fact-based discussions with visitors about their role in prevention. Use interactive media to educate visitors on viruses that can "spill over" to humans and spread around the world.

Combine your interest in infectious disease outbreaks with expert-led training to increase visitor awareness of global health and efforts to predict, respond, and stop epidemics.
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Title:
Business and Marketing Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
09/30/2014
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Volunteer will work with staff on publici relations, marketing, social media and outreach campaigns for the Aquarium.
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Title:
Call Center Volunteer
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
OVS: Office of Visitor Services
Contact:
Abbey Earich (202) 633-5260
Description:
If you are looking for a volunteer role that allows you to speak with people from around the world and learn about new and exciting things happening at the Smithsonian, this position is for you!

Smithsonian Call Center Volunteers engage and inspire visitors over the phone. Over 40,000 people connected to the Smithsonian through the main information line in 2017. Call Center volunteers are tech-savvy museum goers who love planning memorable experiences for our global visitors. Call Center Volunteers also assist the Office of Visitor Services staff with various projects related to visitor engagement.
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Title:
Coral Gardener Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/18/2016
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
The coral gardener volunteer will work with aquarists at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit to care for corals both on and off display. Duties may include propagating, removing excess algae and routine maintenance of hard and soft corals. Candidates should posess compassion for living animals, good dexterity/ability to use tweezers, excellent observational and reporting skils, the ability to tolerate extended exposure to saltwater and the ability to stand for up to an hour at a time.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Digital Book Curator, Biodiversity Heritage Library
Where:
Location:
SIL: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Date:
02/01/2018
Contact:
Bianca Crowley (202) 633-2239
Description:
**Virtual Opportunity** Volunteers will work "behind the scenes" for the Biodiversity Heritage Library (http://biodiversitylibrary.org) to update bibliographic metadata for digitized books. Working closely with the Digital Collections Manager, volunteers will participate in BHL's back end administrative systems to directly modify data about BHL's extensive book collection in an effort to improve access for its users. Volunteers must provide their own computer equipment. Preference will be given to applicants with a library or data management background.
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Title:
Digital Graphic Artist Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/03/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
The digital graphic artist volunteer will assist Dr. Judith Winston with preparing digital images of marine organisms for publication. Volunteer will place existing digital images into a plate format for publication. Some images may require editing. Candidates should have experience using Photoshop. Experience using InDesign is preferred but not required.

This volunteer opportunity has a minimum time commitment of 4-10 hours per week until the project is completed. This opportunity is based at the Smithsonian Marine Station but may also be done from home.

This opportunity has a minimum age of 18.
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Title:
Digital Records Preservation Volunteer
Where:
Location:
SIA: Smithsonian Institution Archives
Date:
03/30/2011
Contact:
Ricc Ferrante 2026335906
Description:
A picture may be worth a thousand words, but a born-digital record could be worth a thousand pictures, and be so much more fragile. Digital records face a combination of factors such as proprietary software and high risk file formats that work together to place them at risk. Work with the Archives' digital preservation specialists to help ensure these records remain accessible to researchers and the public.
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Title:
Digitization of Archival Collections
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
SIA: Smithsonian Institution Archives
Date:
11/22/2015
Contact:
Riccardo Ferrante (202) 633-5906
Description:
Digitization volunteers will help staff to digitize archival and special collection material including documents, photographs, illustrations, and video. Volunteers will also assist in the preparation of related website content and documentation.

Volunteers should be available for a minimum of 1 day a week, for total of 8 hours.
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Title:
Digitization: Scientific Field Book Project
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
SIA: Smithsonian Institution Archives
Date:
09/26/2017
Contact:
Riccardo Ferrante (202) 633-5906
Description:
The Archives is digitally preserving scientific field books from its collections. This position will assist in a variety of capacities in every phase of the digitization process including imaging, quality assurance, metadata generation and preparation for online distribution. A minimum of 8 hours a week is desired.
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Title:
Do you have an interest in art and love to work with people? Be an exhibition volunteer at the Renwick Gallery for "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man"!
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
RG: Renwick Gallery
Description:
The Renwick Gallery is home to the Smithsonian American Art Museum's collection of contemporary American craft and decorative art. We are seeking volunteers to assist in our upcoming "No Spectators: The Art of Burning Man" exhibition scheduled to open March 30th, 2018. Volunteers will welcome visitors, monitor exhibition traffic flow, and assist with interactive art installations.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis beginning January 8, 2018. Applicants will be contacted at that time.

Duties:
Help manage visitor traffic flow throughout galleries
Assist visitor engagement with interactive art installations
Provide visitors with general information about museum and exhibition
Assist in exterior line management as needed
Other related duties as assigned

Qualifications:
Must interact with visitors in a friendly and professional manner

Must be able to stand for long periods

Must be able to communicate clearly in noisy, crowded conditions

Must be able to use a computer to track volunteer work hours

Must be able to complete Smithsonian background check

Must be 18 years or older


Time Commitments/Requirements:
1 shift per week March 30th, 2018 - September 16th, 2018.

Shifts will be 4 hours long from 9:30am - 1:30pm, and 1:15pm - 5:15pm.

Please see Info/Requirements for more information.
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Title:
Exhibit Photographer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
06/19/2012
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3273
Description:
Volunteer will work with education and husbandry staff to compile a photographic database of specimens and tanks at the Smithsonian Marine Ecosystems Exhibit.
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Title:
IZ-Collections Move Assistant- Invertebrate Zoology's Dry Collections
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Description:
The Department of Invertebrate Zoology has begun moving into renovated space at the Natural History Museum. We are seeking assistance with rehousing and reorganizing mollusk specimens in our dry collections stored at the Natural History Museum on the Mall in Washington, DC.
These collection moves require some light to moderate lifting and full mobility to reach overhead.
Please contact Tim Coffer (202) 633-1761, coffert@si.edu for specifics.
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Title:
IZ-Imaging Assistant of Mollusk Specimens
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
01/30/2015
Contact:
NMNHVolunteer@si.edu
Description:
Join a team of volunteers and students that is imaging type specimens of mollusks (dry shells) using digital SLR setup, and assembling the resulting images into publication quality plates in Photoshop. In addition to performing the above tasks the volunteer will be responsible for organizing the resulting electronic files, uploading plates into the National Museum of Natural History electronic specimen catalog (EMu), providing oversight to other team members, and training new members as needed. All work will be done in the National Museum of Natural History using well established protocols and under the supervision of two curators of mollusks.
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Title:
IZ-US National Parasite Collections Management Assistant
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Contact:
NMNHVolunteer@si.edu
Description:
The purpose of this specific project is to assist with the reorganization, rehousing, and curation the USNPC cataloged fluid preserved collection. This work is critical to increase the accessibility, improve the physical care, and direct conservation efforts of the USNPC material. Duties include pulling specimen lots from the Collection, printing labels, washing out vials, transferring specimens into new vials/jars, exchanging fluid in the jars for 70% ethanol. All work is done at the Museum Support Center in Suitland, MD working with gloves and sometimes microscopes. There are thousands of specimens lots to be recurated. It takes a bit of training to get up to speed, so we would like for someone to come for at least 3 days a week to keep up with the latest developments of the project. This project would also be ideal for students needing class credit for an internship in museum collections management.
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Title:
Mineral Science-Global Volcanism: Database / Editorial Assistant
Where:
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Contact:
Ed Venzke
Description:
There are over 1500 volcanoes that are though to have been active in the past 10,000 years, with 60-70 active in any one year, and around 15 erupting each week. How do we know? Smithsonian earth scientists have been reporting news of volcanic activity and compiling a database of eruptions since 1968, a unique resource not duplicated anywhere else in the world. The Global Volcanism Program (www.volcano.si.edu) needs people to assist with data entry of volcanic activity, and/or preparation of draft narrative reports of current eruptions, under the supervision of an experienced data researcher. The work requires some basic knowledge of geology and the ability to critically read scientific papers and observatory reports, as well as GVP Weekly and Bulletin reports. Volunteers with an interest in volcanoes, geology, geography, or technical writing would probably enjoy this work.
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Title:
National Portrait Gallery Docents
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NPG: Portrait Gallery
Date:
08/25/2015
Contact:
Geraldine Provost Lyons (202) 633-8519
Description:
Docents at the National Portrait Gallery are volunteers who have had extensive training in on the collections as well as tour techniques.

Starting on September 1, 2016 - Docent led tours of the National Portrait Gallery are offered Monday-Friday at Noon and 2:30 PM; Saturday and Sunday at 11:45 a.m. and 1:30, 3:15, and 4:30 p.m. All walk-in tours meet in the F Street lobby.

Special Tours also scheduled before, during and after business hours.
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Title:
Paleobiology-Field Research Assistant
Where:
VA
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Contact:
NMNH Volunteer Program (202) 633-1083
Description:
Assist in the collection of herbivores from Ginkgo biloba.
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Title:
Paleobiology-History of Science Project Assistant-e-volunteer
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Contact:
NMNH Volunteer Program (202) 633-1083
Description:
The goal is to help our collective memories retain as much of the lives of scientists so that we learn from the rich tapestry of the history of science. Specifically, you will enter data on selected scientists into an EXCEL spreadsheet already crafted for this project. This project does not require volunteers to be onsite at NMNH as work can be done remotely from home. You need to love history, have a critical/inquisitive mind, enjoy reading, and know EXCEL, although training in Excel will be provided, if necessary.
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Title:
Paleobiology-Insect Dissection and Database Assistant
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Contact:
NMNH Volunteer Program (202) 633-1383
Description:
Monoxia is a genus of North American beetle genus. Although not superficially attractive, their biology (leaf-mining) is fascinating. Volunteers are needed for the following: 1) enter collection data into system and/or 2) dissection of beetles to extract their organs. 3) Analyze and report on videos of behavior from home ("dissecting them") in the digital sense.
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Title:
Research assistant: Benthic Ecology Laboratory
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
02/04/2014
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
Volunteers will assist researchers at the Smithsonian Marine Station with sorting sediment samples collected from the Indian River Lagoon. Research tasks require regular use of dissection scopes and tweezers to separate out tiny invertebrates while seated. A level of dexterity and concentration are needed for this volunteer position.

The minimum time commitment for this opportunity is one shift per week for a minimum of three months. Both full-day (7:30am-4:00pm) and half-day (7:30am-noon) shifts are available on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Volunteers will be trained by lab staff, however, a general knowledge of biology is suggested. Volunteers will also have the opportunity to attend scientific seminars at the Smithsonian Marine Station as well as earn benefits like free passes to the aquarium and t-shirts for hours worked.
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Title:
Research assistant: Marine Conservation Program
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
06/07/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
Volunteer will utilize Excel to generate a fish database found in Myanmar, and will also compare our records to others available online. The position requires basic knowledge of excel. These data will be used to update the marine fish checklist of Myanmar and describe the marine biodiversity in this country.
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Title:
Research assistant: Marine Conservation Program
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
06/07/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
Volunteer will help to prepare material for preserving tissue samples for genetic studies. This involve preparing solutions, tubing and bagging preservatives agents, DNA stabilizing buffers and silica gel, respectively. The samples to be collected will be analyzed to characterize the main marine fisheries in Myanmar.
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Title:
SERC Library Volunteer
Where:
Edgewater,MD
Location:
SIL: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Date:
09/29/2015
Contact:
Sue Zwicker (202) 633-1675
Description:
Assist with day to day operations and special projects at the SERC branch of Smithsonian Libraries, such as new book lists, book displays, shelving, & withdrawal projects.
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Title:
Smithsonian Learning Lab Digital Volunteer (Screeners)
Where:
Location:
SCLDA: Center for Learning and Digital Access
Date:
07/26/2017
Contact:
Tracie Spinale (202) 633-5327
Description:
Do you have an interest in helping to make the Smithsonian a learning lab for every teacher in America? If so, volunteer to screen user-created collections to make sure they are appropriate for children and for viewing in school settings.

Key Responsibilities:
Remote volunteers (screeners) perform the following tasks:
--> Access collections for review as they are presented in a Google doc or email according to an agreed-upon schedule
--> Review collections for adherence to guidelines presented in a Smithsonian-provided rubric.
--> Within the Google doc or by return email, flag any collection of concern, providing notes, to notify Smithsonian staff members.

Qualifications & Skills:
The ideal candidate will love learning and be interested in the application of technology to education.
-->Ideal screeners will be retired teachers, pre-service teachers, museum education graduate students. Screeners should have an interest in education, schools, students, teachers, and making Smithsonian collections accessible.

Screeners must:
--> Be 18 years or older
--> Have a home computer and internet access
--> Have a Gmail address

Time Commitment:
--> Minimum pledge 3 months of active involvement
--> Volunteers commit to 2 days a week (Monday—Sunday). Volunteers check the site once per day on their scheduled day; Site review may take five minutes, or up to one hour depending upon the volume and length of submissions.
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Title:
Touch Tank Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
12/19/2012
Contact:
Bill Hoffman (772) 465-3271
Description:
Touch Tank volunteers assist visitors at the touch tank, which houses animals including sea urchins, sea cucumbers and hermit crabs. Touch Tank volunteers may also share information about our six Model Ecosystems and other aquaria. Touch tank volunteers should be comfortable touching live marine animals and interacting with visitors of all ages, especially children.

The minimum time commitment for this opportunity is one day per week for two months.

Please note that all volunteers are required to undergo a background check.
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Title:
Transcription Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
03/03/2017
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
The transcription volunteer will transcribe hard-copy records of correspondence into Microsoft Word files. The information will be used for a biography of renowned scientist Dr. Mary Dora Rogick. Existing Xerox copies of Dr. Rogick's correspondence will be transcribed and made available by correspondent and date for the biography. Candidates should be skilled in Microsoft Word and available to volunteer at least 2-4 hours per week until the project is completed. Volunteer work may take place at the Smithsonian Marine Station, or volunteers may work from home.

The minimum age for this volunteer opportunity is 18.
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Title:
Volunteering at SERC
Where:
Edgewater,MD
Location:
SERC: Smithsonian Enviromental Research Center
Contact:
Alison Cawood (443) 482-2271
Description:
The Smithsonian Environmental Research Center (SERC) located in Edgewater, MD is looking for volunteers to support the work of our research scientists, educators, and administrators. Strong volunteer partnerships are vital for the Smithsonian to successfully carry out its mission. Volunteers at SERC assist with a wide variety of activities including; working in research labs, assist with field work, and lead education programs such as canoe excursions, public school groups, and summer camps.
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