Please note: The museum is not accepting applications for volunteers at this time. Please check back here for updates.



Are you passionate about science, technology, and art? Would you enjoy sharing your enthusiasm with Museum visitors of all ages? Join our education and public programs team as a volunteer!

The MIT Museum education and public programs team welcomes individuals who are committed to engaging with the public and sharing excitement about and knowledge of MIT, current MIT research, or the MIT experience.  

Volunteers lead demonstrations in our galleries on a range of topics from photography to robotics, interacting with visitors and empowering them to delve deeper into the subject. Run one of our existing hands-on activities, facilitate programs in our maker-space, or work with the education and public programs team to develop a new demonstration showcasing areas of research that you want to share with the public.


Are you interested in learning more about the MIT Museum collections? Do you want to help curators inventory, catalog, and photograph more than 1.5 million objects as part of our move to a new museum?

The collections team selects a small number of volunteers to assist in this vital work, based on the needs of the museum, and your qualifications.


Volunteers need not be affiliated with MIT, but we do require that they:

  • have completed high school and be at least 17 years old

  • commit to at least 50 hours of volunteering per year

  • participate in all required volunteer training at the Museum

  • behave in a manner consistent with the Museum’s values