Do you like laughing? Playing? Creating? Are you friendly? Outgoing? Energetic? Excited about our museum? Do you enjoy creating a festive atmosphere for children and families? Or perhaps you have a special interest in woodworking, art, sound studios, education, or child development. We want everyone involved to help children become excited about their world!

Our purpose is to encourage creativity, nurture a sense of wonder, and to challenge all to learn in new and innovative ways. We can’t do this without volunteers! A typical time commitment would be a minimum of four hours per month. Depending on your availability, however, alternatives can be arranged.

In addition to making a difference in the lives of children…

  • After volunteering for 20 hours earn 2 single admission passes (SAPs).

  • After 50 hours earn an additional 4 SAPs.

  • After 100 hours earn an additional 10 SAPs or one family MDM membership per year.


Glad you asked! Here are some of the ways people help make the museum run:

Special Program Facilitators: Do you have free time to volunteer on the weekends? If so we would love your help running our afternoon science and art activities! These volunteers get to lead programs with support from MDM staff. Most of the volunteer opportunities in this position are on the weekends, with occasional opportunities to assist with after-hours programs such as My Day to Play, overnights, Parents Night Out, and more.

Program Teachers: Volunteers with a skill or special interest that could be offered as a program. Examples that have been done before include after-school Spanish club, woodworking workshop, Japanese traditions activity, yoga for kids, Norwegian traditions activity, and medieval times presentations.

Birthday Party Helpers: We can get pretty busy on the weekends with our birthday parties! Birthday helpers work directly with the weekend manager to help parties run smoothly. Duties include greeting birthday party guests, carrying presents to the party room, helping clean up and set up in between parties, and assisting when birthday parties have add-on art activities. Birthday party volunteers get to party all day long!


Museum Clean Up: The museum needs cleaning and tidying during the day while our friends are discovering and playing. We always need help making sure the museum looks great and feels inviting for all of our guests.

Hey junior volunteers! We are now accepting applicants younger than 18 years of age who are responsible, reliable and passionate about giving back. If you are a teen who has great ideas and works hard, we would love to hear from you!


If you can help, please let us know! You can be trained for as many positions as you are interested in. 

Get the ball rolling now! Complete the application form below, or contact Amie for more information:

Amie Alexander
Maine Discovery Museum
74 Main Street
Bangor, Maine 04401

(207) 262-7200


Volunteer Application Form

Please send two letters of recommendation from non-family members who can say why you would be a good addition to our volunteer team. Letters may be emailed to aalexander@mainediscoverymuseum.org.

I certify that the information I have provided on this application is true and complete, to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any false or misleading statements made on this application may result in refusal or subsequent termination of my volunteer service. I authorize the Maine Discovery Museum to verify any information in the application and to contact my references.

I acknowledge that any service I would perform for the Maine Discovery Museum would be on a strictly volunteer basis. I further recognize that I have no expectation of remuneration of any sort for such volunteer service.

Thanks for submitting!