Become a Volunteer
You can help support The Wildlife Experience museum’s mission of increasing understanding and appreciation of wildlife. Join our growing corps of enthusiastic volunteers in providing quality educational tours and interactions, exhibits, and a safe and enjoyable experience for all our visitors.
Volunteers range in age from teens to retired and all share at least one thing in common – a love for the world’s wildlife. Volunteers provide valuable assistance in a variety of areas within the museum and out in the community. For their priceless service, volunteers receive free museum and Extreme Screen Theater admission, discounts on food, memberships, and merchandise, special recognition, and continuing education.
- Volunteers receive many benefits while working at The Wildlife Experience:
- Free general admission to the museum
- Discounts in the gift shop and café
- Free museum membership after 50 volunteer hours (volunteer must provide 50 hours per year in order to maintain membership)
- Continuing Education opportunities such as guest speakers, meet the artists, field trips and more
- Annual recognition events
- Gaining knowledge and expertise in the area of conservation education
- Meeting and working with a fun and diverse group of people who love wildlife
To learn more about becoming a volunteer at The Wildlife Experience, please attend a volunteer information meeting. Information meetings for teens and adults are offered regularly throughout the year. Please check the calendar of events below for specific dates and times.
Volunteer Information Meeting
For all prospective volunteers, this recruitment meeting is for those who want to learn more about becoming a volunteer. A mini-tour of the museum, information packet and a question and answer session highlight the evening. If you have friends or family who are interested in volunteering at The Wildlife Experience, please invite them to attend. To sign up contact Pamela Rhoads at 720.488.3318 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are age 19 and older and decide to become a museum volunteer, you will be asked to complete the following steps:
- Attend a volunteer information meeting
- Complete a volunteer application
- Undergo a background check
- Attend a Museum Orientation
Each volunteer position has its own selection process designed to match volunteers to that position. This process depends upon the qualifications required, the number of volunteers needed, and the needs of the position supervisor. In addition, many positions require additional training depending on the type of position. Please note: Volunteer placement is a selective process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. The Wildlife Experience reserves the right to place volunteers in an area best suited to the applicant’s skills and the needs of the museum.
If you are fifteen years and older, please contact Volunteer Services for information on opportunities and the application process at 720.488.3318 or e-mail email@example.com.
Pamela Rhoads, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Volunteer opportunities are available throughout the year in a variety of areas. Whether you like to be around the public or work behind the scenes, there are many things to do! Time commitments vary per opportunity.
Boa Ball Assistant
Max Brown Mascot & Max Brown Escort
Public Programs Assistant
School Tour Guide
Tuesday Tales Book Reader
Visitor Experience Volunteer
Exhibits and Collections
Special Events Assistant
Winter WonderLights Assistant
Martini and a Movie Assistant
Birthday Party Assistant
Continuing Education Committee
Recognition Event Assistant
Volunteer Services Assistant
Special Event Opportunities for Ongoing and One-time Volunteers
Movie and a Martini
Cheers to movie buffs and martini lovers alike. This popular film series begins with a delicious cocktail hour featuring martinis, cheese platters and desserts. At 7:30pm guest are welcomed to the theatre area, offered popcorn and take their seats for a special presentation of a classic film chosen by Movie and a Martini enthusiasts. Volunteers are needed to greet, register and welcome guests. In addition, volunteer facilitate in the Great Hall by helping bartenders, plating and serving menu items and expediting. Volunteer shift is from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.
Hit a home run by volunteering at this fun and exciting event featuring sports themed games and activities throughout The Wildlife Experience. Held each year on Saturday, the day before Super Bowl Sunday, volunteers are needed to help with the Bronco Bounce House, and with sports activities such as quarterback toss, putt-putt golf and basketball toss. Other areas to assist are the mascot scavenger hunt, helping kids make their own trail mix and a variety of crafts.
Shifts available from 8:30am- 1:30pm or 12:00- 5:30pm or all day.
Volunteer are encouraged to wear their favorite pro shirt, college team shirt or high school team shirt. Lunch is offered to all volunteers.
Hop over to The Wildlife Experience and volunteer for this full day of fun that celebrates the beginning of spring. Held each year on Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday, volunteers are needed to help with many Exciting activities. Assist guests of all ages at egg stations throughout the museum, with spring-themed games and crafts or help take pictures with the Spring Bunny and more!
Shifts are available from 8:30am- 1:00pm or 12:00- 5:30pm or all day.
Volunteers are encouraged to wear their bunny ears or favorite Easter bonnet. Lunch is offered to all volunteers.
Art & Ale Brew Festival
Brew up something special this summer at Art & Ale. Join us for world-class beers, tantalizing eats and live music. Tickets include bottomless food & drink samples, a collector’s mug, access to the cigar lounge and entertainment. We welcome guests to peruse the fine art galleries and interactive exhibits during this sell-out event. This is a 21 and over only, rain or shine event.
Trick-or-Treat OFF the Street
Creep or crawl into The Wildlife Experience and volunteer for our annual Halloween celebration with ghoulish surprises for children of all ages. Held each year on October 30 and 31), volunteers are needed to help at candy stations, with spooky crafts, ghost stories and seasonal games & activities including a Haunted Graveyard.
Shifts are available from 8:30 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. or 12:00- 5:30 p.m. or all day.
Volunteers are encouraged to get into the spirit by dressing in (non-scary) costumes.
Lunch is offered to all volunteers.
Volunteers are needed to help at this wonderful family event where children delight in making holiday crafts, create bags of reindeer dust and engage in other festive activities while they wait to deliver their wish list to Santa. Help welcome and seat guests for breakfast, then assist with activities. Shift is from 8:30- 11 a.m. Volunteers are encouraged to dress in their Christmas finery, wear reindeer antlers, elf hats or other holiday accessories.