A junior volunteer interacts with a young museum visitor.
Florida Museum of Natural History photo by Kate Martin

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The Florida Museum of Natural History is seeking students ages 12-17 for its junior volunteer program. Applications are available starting Monday and must be returned by April 5.

Junior volunteers participate in various activities with different museum departments, including sorting and preserving specimens in the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity collections, interacting with the public in the Butterfly Rainforest and others exhibits and working as a camp education assistant

The program’s popularity has increased its competitiveness and interested youth are encouraged to apply early. New applicants are selected based on their interview, experience and availability. Preference is given to experienced junior volunteers invited to return.

New applicants are required to interview April 27-28 and all junior volunteers must attend a mandatory training session June 2. Volunteers are required to work morning or afternoon shifts for two consecutive weeks.

For more information, contact Florida Museum volunteer coordinator Amy Hester, 352-273-2055 or email volunteers@flmnh.ufl.edu.


Writer: Laura Caicedo
Source: Amy Hester, ahester@flmnh.ufl.edu
Media contact: Paul Ramey, 352-273-2054, pramey@flmnh.ufl.edu