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. At this time, we require our volunteers to be 18 years or older. 

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 site (Boonshoft or Sunwatch) in brackets.


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.


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.

  1. What is your interest in volunteering?
  2. Have you volunteered 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, or a question you would like to ask?


I hereby affirm that the information provided in this application (and accompanying resume, if any), is true and complete to the best of my knowledge. I also agree that falsified information, significant omissions, or misrepresentations may disqualify me and may be considered sufficient justification for dismissal if discovered at a later date.

I will authorize a thorough 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.

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