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Department of State

New Jersey State Museum

The Hon. Tahesha Way, Lt. Governor and Secretary of State
Museum - Planetarium

Volunteer at the Museum

New Jersey State Museum Volunteer

New Jersey State Museum Volunteer

Apply to become a volunteer!

Do you have a passion for Art, History and/or Science? Join us at the New Jersey State Museum for a volunteer experience like no other! We need dedicated volunteers to create meaningful experiences for our visitors in a variety of ways. We are looking for a diverse team of volunteers of all abilities, educational levels and backgrounds. To begin, complete an application available. Once we have the application we will select candidates to be interviewed for one of our limited positions.

If you have any questions or want to learn more contact Sabrina White, Educator, Volunteers and Outreach 609-292-6310 or

Volunteers can opt into participating in a variety of ways:

Gallery Interpretation

All volunteers participating in our Gallery Interpretation unit are required to attend a Master Class focused on providing an overview of the Museum’s collections, exhibits and introduction to curatorial staff. Once the class is complete, volunteers can select a collections focus for further research and tour/gallery presentation development.

Volunteers in this unit can choose to give tours, facilitate gallery cart experience, assist with field trip workshops or greet visitors.

Master Class training takes place at select times of the year; our staff will let you know when the next one is scheduled.

Event Volunteers

Volunteers looking for more casual experiences or those waiting to join the training for the Gallery Interpretation unit may choose to sign up to help out at Museum events. Events take place monthly and require volunteers to set up, clean up and teach station activities with minimal pre-event training. This option also works well for group volunteering.

Education Support Volunteers

Volunteers interested in a more “behind the scenes” experience can opt to help out with office research, organization, inventory and supply preparations for programs. Hours are flexible and the support is greatly appreciated to keep our public programs running smoothly!

Teen Volunteers

Teens, 14 years or older, who are interested in volunteering can fill out our teen volunteer application. Teen volunteers are able to work with the Bureau of Education to help with special events, programs, cart activities, story-times, and education support. Teens may volunteer for community service hours, the start and end dates for their volunteering must be disclosed in their application. The Volunteer Coordinator will reach out via email to those who are being considered for a short interview. If you have any questions, you may contact Sabrina White, Educator, Volunteers and Outreach at 609-292-6310 or




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