Youth Volunteering | Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

When you volunteer at the Museum, you'll work side by side with scientists, researchers, and educators.

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Youth Volunteers (16-17 years old)

Get started in the museum right away! Our youth volunteers work side-by-side with our adult volunteers, in our exhibits and behind the scenes. Opportunities are available during the week and on the weekends, with some opportunities to support evening events and programs. As a volunteer with the Natural History Museum, you will grow your skills and learn new things...but most importantly, you'll have a great time doing it.

  • Learn new skills and make new friends
  • Fulfill school service hours in an amazing and unique environment
  • Meet other people with similar interests, or discover whole new interests
  • Gain real work experience, whether working with the public or in a laboratory
  • Work side by side with experts in fields like paleontology, herpetology, interpretation, and more!

Looking for Internship Credit?

Right now, we do not have a formal internship program.  But there are many ways for you to apply your service experience with us to your college's internship program!  Submit an application or contact us at to find out more.


  • Availability to work at least one 3 hour shift per week (behind-the-scene opportunities may require weekday availability)
  • Willingness to work as a team and learn new skills
  • Commitment to timeliness -- we depend on you!
  • Respect for and excitement about the objects and artifacts on display

*We currently do not have volunteer opportunities available for those aged 15 or younger.