Volunteer

Whether it’s greeting visitors and taking their tickets to helping preserve precious items in our collections, dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers and interns are a vital part of the Putnam’s existence!

There are many exciting opportunities to get involved at our Museum and Science Center and we’re always looking for friendly faces to help in any of the Museum’s many departments and programs. Click here to download Volunteer Application Form - please email application & disclosure form to volunteers@putnam.org.

Volunteer your expertise at the next Putnam exhibit

On January 26, 2019, the Putnam Museum and Science Center will open its newest nationally traveled exhibit, Race: Are We So Different?   
 
Visitors to the exhibit have the opportunity to explore race through three lenses: The History of Race; The Science of Race; and the Recent Experience of Race in the U.S.
The Putnam’s goal is to ensure this exhibit is fully utilized as a springboard to conversation and deeper understanding of equity and inclusion during its four-month run in our community.
 
How would you like to be a part of this community experience?

Discussion Circle Facilitator

Do you have group discussion facilitation skills and a positive outlook? Are you a mediator by nature or training? Can you be open to a variety of viewpoints? Then, please consider donating your time to facilitate hour-long discussions with Putnam visitors who have just experienced the Race: Are We So Different? exhibit.
 
Discussion Facilitators are needed to support visitors’ scheduled discussions. The exhibit runs until June 2, 2019. A half-day training session for facilitators will be scheduled in January prior to exhibit’s opening.

TO APPLY: Please download and complete the application and Disclosure and Authorization form and return to the visitor services counter during regular museum hours. Completed documents may also be sent to Christine Chandler at cchandler@putnam.org.

exhibit host

Are you a good listener, comfortable speaking with people and willing to engage visitors in conversation? Then, please consider donating a number of mornings or afternoons of your time to serve as an exhibit host.   
 
Hosts are needed to be on hand to support visitors and answer their questions as they explore the exhibit. Hosts may guide visitors to other resources offered by the museum such as registering to attend a group discussion. They also perform random checks to insure that the exhibit’s components are running properly.
 
Weekend shifts (normally 3 hours) are especially helpful. The exhibit runs until June 2, 2019. A half-day training session for hosts will be scheduled in January prior to exhibit’s opening.

TO APPLY: Please download and complete the application and Disclosure and Authorization form and return to the visitor services counter during regular museum hours. Completed documents may also be sent to Christine Chandler at cchandler@putnam.org.

Membership Details

School Group Host
Event Volunteers
Collections Volunteers
Exhibition/Cart Volunteers
Explorers and Explorers Jr. Assistant
FabLab Attendant
GIANT Screen Theater Hosts
Membership Volunteers
Museum Activity Cart Volunteers
Museum Entrance Volunteers
Museum Store Volunteers
Summer Camp Volunteer Assistants
Scouting Event Assistants
Way-Finders in Grand Lobby & Exhibit Halls

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