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Title:
Activities Leader: AMERICAN HISTORY MUSEUM SLEEPOVER
Where:
Washington, DC,
Location:
TSA: The Smithsonian Associates
Date:
06/02/2017
Contact:
Jenna Jones
Description:
Help 8 - 12 year olds and their chaperoning adults participate in hands-on learning activities at this scavenger-hunt style "Night at the Museum!" It's a lot of fun and you will get an orientation and instructions on how to lead your craft, game or other type of activity.
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Title:
Activities Leader: NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM SLEEPOVER
Where:
Location:
TSA: The Smithsonian Associates
Date:
05/26/2017
Contact:
Jenna Jones
Description:
Lead creative learning activities, along with a volunteer partner, to 8 - 12 year olds and their chaperoning adults. This is done in a scavenger hunt style, and is a lot of fun! You will receive an orientation and a set of instructions to assist you.
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Title:
African Art - Behind-the-Scenes Docent Program Volunteer
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMAFA: African Art Museum
Contact:
Michelle Edwards (202) 633-4639
Description:
Volunteers in National Museum of African Art Behind-the-Scenes Docent program provide administrative assistance to the museum's docent program. Projects may include scheduling tours, greeting school groups, researching information, assisting front desk operations, organizing curriculum materials for docent orientation and trainings and responding to public inquiries.
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Title:
Ambassador - Spark!Lab
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMAH: American History Museum
Date:
02/19/2015
Contact:
Laurel Miller (202) 633-7304
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

Request an application from Laurel: millerl@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:
Arctic Legend: Volunteer with the Narwhal and Sant Ocean Hall Exhibits!
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
05/01/2017
Contact:
NMNH Volunteer Program (202) 633-1083
Description:
Training in September 2017. Apply Now! Become a volunteer at the Smithsonian's new Narwhal: Revealing an Arctic Legend exhibit and Sant Ocean Hall. Dive with visitors below the surface of the ocean into a high quality learning experience that sparks conversations about narwhal biology and biodiversity in the ocean using over 680 specimens.

Volunteers will learn directly from world renowned Smithsonian scientists, who have discovered new species in the ocean and uncovered scientific mysteries about the narwhal, and gain experience communicating the importance of the ocean and Arctic to visitors. Topics include narwhal biology, Inuit culture, the effects of climate change in the Arctic, biodiversity in the ocean, fossil records of marine life, and human's impact on the ocean.

Click Opportunity Details in upper right corner for Requirements, Orientation and Training Information.
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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:
Butterfly Pavilion/Insect Zoo Volunteer
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
03/02/2017
Contact:
NMNH Volunteer Program (202) 633-1083
Description:
Training in September 2017. Apply Now! Come join a team of Insect Ambassadors at the Smithsonian's Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Zoo! Share your interest in butterflies, insects, and the natural world with the museum's diverse visitors.

Being an Insect Ambassador in the Insect Zoo is vital in engaging the minds of our visitors. You can inspire conversations and be a guide into the world of insects. As an Insect Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to participate in any combination of the following exciting opportunities:
o Encouraging visitors to get a closer look with live insect handling
o Giving tarantula feeding demonstrations
o Leading activities highlighting amazing insect adaptations
o Sparking visitor curiosity through engaging interactions
o And so much more!

Click Opportunity Details in upper right corner for Requirements, Orientation and Training Information.
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Title:
Come volunteer with Q?rius and Q?rius jr.: a discovery room
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
03/02/2017
Contact:
NMNH Volunteer Program
Description:
Training in September! Apply now!

Are you interested in nature? Are you curious? Consider joining our dedicated volunteer team that encourages visitor exploration in fun, experimental, and creative activities. Through real-world questions with scientists, and interactions with thousands of authentic objects, visitors can unleash their curiosity with surprising results.
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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:
Data Digitization Volunteer
Where:
Fort Pierce,FL
Location:
SMSFP: Smithsonian Marine Station at Fort Pierce
Date:
12/05/2016
Contact:
Michelle Stephens (772) 462-0992
Description:
The volunteer will assist researchers in the Benthic Ecology Lab at the Smithsonian Marine Station with digitizing historical data about the Indian River Lagoon. Duties will include entering data from hard copy data sheets into an Excel spreadsheet and formatting data in an organized manner.

The volunteer can choose to work at the Marine Station or from home. If volunteer work is carried out at home, he/she will have periodic face-to-face meetings with Benthic Lab researchers.

Volunteers should have basic Microsoft Excel skills and an interest in learning data management. Ages 18 and up.
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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:
Educators! Join the Q?rius and Q?rius jr.: a discovery room School Programs Volunteer Team at NMNH
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
11/03/2016
Description:
Join our dedicated school programs volunteer team that supports and encourages student exploration during fun, interactive, and inquiry-based programs for elementary, middle and high school students. Led by Museum Educators, our school programs cover topics like geology, anthropology, biodiversity, forensics, collections, and paleontology.
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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:
Garden Maintenance Volunteer
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
SG: Smithsonian Gardens
Contact:
Alison Kootstra (202) 633-5692
Description:
Please note: We are currently accepting applications for Spring 2018. We will contact all applicants to this position in winter 2018 with additional information.

Smithsonian Gardens (SG) maintenance volunteers work outside in our gardens to help grow and maintain plants; inform visitors about the plant collection; and answer casual inquiries. With staff supervision, volunteers prepare planting beds, plant, weed, prune and deadhead, water and harvest.

Garden Maintenance Volunteers should be interested in and able to perform general gardening tasks outdoors at times in hot weather. They should also be able to stoop, bend, and complete repetitive tasks like weeding (sometimes for extended periods of time).

Volunteers also should be enthusiastic about plants; able to communicate well with SG staff and Smithsonian visitors; flexible in accepting gardening chores as assigned; and have a willingness to learn.

The ability to lift 50+ lbs is desirable but not necessary.

Garden Maintenance Volunteers are required to complete 1-2 shifts per week from April through October. Shifts are usually 3-6 hours and are available on weekdays. Smithsonian Gardens does not offer weekend garden maintenance volunteer opportunities.

Contact: gardenvolunteers@si.edu
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Title:
IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Culture
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
FSGA: Freer & Sackler Galleries of Art
Description:
Saturday, October 14 (5pm-9pm; or 8pm-11:30 pm)
Sunday, October 15 (10am-2pm; or 1pm-5pm)

*Only current Freer|Sackler volunteers and docents may apply at this time.

Volunteers are needed for a weekend celebration. They will assist with hands-on art making activities, welcoming, way-finding and surveying guests who attend the program.

The weekend will offer visitors a multisensory experience centered on the key elements of art, food, and performance. Organized in collaboration with the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival.
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Title:
IZ- Collections Move Assistant- Invertebrate Zoology's Dry Collections
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
01/02/2016
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- US National Parasite Collections Management Assistant
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
06/29/2017
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, so we need as many hands as we can get at this point. It takes a bit of training to get up to speed, so we would like it if someone could come for at least 3 days a week to keep up with the latest developments of the project. Ideally, the volunteer would have worked on a collections management project within the NMNH previously, but , we are willing to train right now. This project would also be ideal for students needing class credit for an internship in museum collections management.
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Title:
IZ-Imaging Assistant of Mollusk Specimens
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
01/30/2015
Contact:
Dr. Robert Hershler
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-Volunteer Project Coordinator-Polypoid Worms
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
NMNH: Natural History Museum
Date:
03/10/2017
Contact:
Karen Osborn (202) 633-3668
Description:
The Polynoidae are a diverse family of polychaete worms (marine segmented worms) often referred to as scale worms. They are colorful, often bioluminescent (produce light), active predators and found in all marine habitats. Approximately 1000 species are currently known with many more waiting to be described and named. Efforts are underway to compile the work of several past Smithsonian curators that have worked on the group. Drawings by past researchers of our specimens and important specimens (types) from others museum are archived here and are in the process of being prepared for publication. Our goal is to produce a publication that compiles everything known about the family and to describe all the known, but not yet described species. We first want to organize all the illustrations and put them online in a database system like MorphBank or Scratchpad to facilitate work on the project between researchers here at the Smithsonian and those at the South Australia Museum. With three illustrators already working on inking the drawings, we have a lot of material to organize and post already. We are looking for a highly organized person with great attention to detail who interested in learning about the diversity and morphology of polynoid scaleworm and in picking up some scientific illustration skills.

Qualifications: Must be able to use Microsoft Excel and be familiar with online databases. A minimum time commitment of 360 total hours is required but quite flexible.
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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:
Natural History Library Assistant
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
SIL: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
Date:
05/17/2017
Contact:
Barbara Ferry (202) 633-1785
Description:
These projects will likely include adding bibliographic records to Smithsonian Research Online from print and electronic sources, helping us review the use of our reference collections, reviewing our microform collections for online duplication, shelving and shifting materials, covering our circulation desk during staff meetings, and other projects and duties as assigned.
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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:
Research assistant: Marine 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:
SERC Education Program Volunteers Needed
Where:
Edgewater,MD
Location:
SERC: Smithsonian Enviromental Research Center
Date:
02/14/2017
Contact:
Karen McDonald (443) 482-2216
Description:
Education volunteers at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center located in Edgewater, MD is seeking volunteers to help run our education programs for students, adults, and public groups. Education volunteers work with staff to run school and group programs, canoe excursions, guided hikes, and perform trail maintenance. No experience needed as all of the background information and training will be provided. We do ask that our school program volunteers participate in 28 days a year plus 9 hours of training required. To work with the school groups must be at least 18 year old and pass a background check.
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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:
Studio Arts Representative Volunteer
Where:
Washington,DC
Location:
TSA: The Smithsonian Associates
Date:
11/02/2015
Contact:
Jenna Jones, CVA (202) 633-8596
Description:
The Smithsonian Associates Program offer upwards of 30 different hands-on art courses (not including photography classes, which do not use any volunteers), taught by professional instructors. They are offered quarterly each year (seasonally). Many classes run for 8 weeks, or 8 weeks, but some are shorter duration.
We seek volunteers to assist with hosting these art courses. The time commitment is weekly, for up to two months at a time. Courses are scheduled weekdays, weeknights and weekends. Most volunteer shifts are for 3 hours a week, with a one month gap between semesters.
Volunteer duties include welcoming participants, setting up the easels or tables, making announcements at the start of the first session, cleaning up the room after each class, and collecting participant evaluations at the end of the course. Please see attached position description for more details.
NOTE: Studio Art Reps are invited to bring their own art supplies and dabble in the art making process, but do not have the full experience as the paying students. There are volunteer duties that come first at all times.
To become a Studio Arts Rep Volunteer, there is an informal interview process and 4 hour orientation and training, which includes a handbook for future reference.
Studio Art Reps are expected to do at least 3 courses a year which add up to at least 40 volunteer hours a year.
Contact Jenna Jones at jonesjel@si.edu if you want to purse this unique volunteer opportunity.
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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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