Help keep the Delaware Museum of Natural History collections accessible to researchers by volunteering! The mollusk collection consists of more than 2 million specimens, making it one of the top twelve in the United States. The 250,000 lots represent more than 18,000 species. The Museum seeks volunteers with an interest in natural history to work behind the scenes in caring for those unique resources. No special knowledge is required and all training is provided.
The volunteers should possess good organizational skills and attention to detail and have experience with Microsoft Office products, Excel preferred, but not required. The volunteers will need to be able to lift 10-15 pound trays of specimens.
Sample volunteer activities:
- Sort samples
- Build a photo library of special collections
- Incorporate catalogued lots into the collection
- Computerize specimen holdings
- Prepare data for computer entry
Hours: Anytime between 9:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Days: Monday through Friday
Ready to Start? For more information about volunteering in the scientific collections, please contact Terri Reed, Director of Human Resources and Visitor Services, at 302-658-9111, ext. 324, or email@example.com.