Collections and Research Division

Help keep the collections accessible to researchers by volunteering! The Museum seeks detail-oriented volunteers with an interest in natural history to work behind the scenes in caring for these unique resources. No special knowledge is required and all training is provided.

Sample Volunteer Activities: 

Shell Department
Sort samples
Build a photo library of special collections
Incorporate catalogued lots into the collection
Computerize specimen holdings
Prepare data for computer entry

Bird Department
Prepare skeletons and study skins
Special conservation projects
Number skeletons
Re-label fluid specimens
Build collections databases

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 treed@delmnh.org

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