Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery and/or Sunwatch Archaeological Park. Once you complete the form, click the "Continue" button at the bottom. The volunteer coordinator will reach out to you about the next steps once your application has been reviewed.

Please note that all fields marked with an (*) are required.

Personal Information

Emergency Contact Information

Please list a contact that we can contact in the event of an emergency.

Volunteer Opportunities

Please select all opportunities you find interesting and would like to be considered for. Click the name of any opportunity to receive more information regarding responsibilities, qualifications, and scheduling. Please note that next to the name of the position you will find the the site (Boonshoft or Sunwatch) in brackets.

Due to COVID 19, volunteer opportunities have had adjust to meet the needs of the site. All applicants must be at least 18 years old and comfortable following all safety guidelines while volunteering. Some opportunities may no longer be visible due to COVID 19 restrictions.


Please check boxes to indicate when you would be able to volunteer if offered a position. This will be compared to the position's schedule.

Skill Survey

Please check all skills that you would like to share with us. Use the space below to give more detail if you chose "field of study" or "other."


Please choose your education experience from the drop down box below. If you have (or are pursuing a degree) what is it in?


Please answer the following questions in the space provided below so that we may learn more about you. Label your responses with a 1,2, and 3.

1. What is your interest in volunteering?

2. Have you volunteering with the Dayton Society of Natural in the past?

3. Do you have any information about yourself that you would like to share with the volunteer coordinator?


I understand that, according to the Dayton Society of Natural History's eligibility policy, any volunteer position that might be offered to me is contingent upon the successful completion of any pre-volunteer interviews, orientations, and paperwork.

(under the age of 18) I acknowledge that to be a volunteer my parent/guardian must complete and submit a required Parent/Guardian Approval & Photo Release form before my first day of volunteering, and that I cannot begin volunteering until they are submitted.

(ages 18 and up) I authorize a thorough volunteer background investigation and agree to cooperate in such investigations. I agree to release, from all liabilities or responsibilities, all persons, agencies, and corporations requesting or supplying such information.

I understand that volunteer positions at the Dayton Society of Natural History carry no definite period of time and that I may terminate my volunteer relationship with this organization at any time, for any reason, and that this organization has the same right. If engaged as a volunteer, I release the organization from any liability for future references it may provide regarding my volunteer history at this organization.