Please complete this application form if you are interested in becoming a MDWFP's Mississippi Museum of Natural Science volunteer. Once you complete the form, click the Continue button at the bottom. For questions or help, Contact TJ Tippit,

Name and address

Parent or Guardian Contact Information

Educational Background

Previous Volunteer Experience


List any clubs, teams, or organizations of which you are a member and dates of your participation


Please indicate the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

Demographic Information

You may optionally provide the following information. It is used only to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.

Email Preferences

We like to keep volunteers informed of important news, schedules, and volunteer opportunities by email, however will not send you any email you prefer not to receive. Use the checkboxes below to select the kinds of email you would like to receive from us.


Please provide references, other than family members

Emergency Contacts/Medical Information

Please provide two emergency contacts


Do you have a valid driver's license? Will someone be picking you up at the museum? If so, please list name, relationship, and phone number of all who have permission to pick you up.

MMNS Youth Volunteer Contract

Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Youth Volunteer Contract

The agreement between Mississippi Museum of Natural Science (MMNS) and the youth volunteer,

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1. To abide by all policies and procedures of MMNS, as outlined in the volunteer handbook.

2. To provide accurate, complete and up-to-date information on all application materials.

3. To successfully complete volunteer orientation prior to service.

4. To schedule volunteer service in advance by agreement with the volunteer coordinator, through phone call, e-mail, or by signing up on the calendar in the volunteer office.

5. To arrive on time as scheduled, willing to carry out assignments and duties with a positive attitude and in a responsible manner.

6. To provide a minimum of 24 hours notice if unable to work, except in the case of emergency or sudden illness.

7. To successfully complete all required training for his/her particular position.

8. To commit to providing volunteer service on a regular basis.

9. To sign in and sign out accurately each time volunteer service is provided.

10. To accept MMNS’s right to dismiss any volunteer for poor performance, including attendance, conduct or attitude.


1. To provide a professionally structured and well-managed educational program.

2. To provide orientation, on-the-job training, evaluation, and supervision for the volunteer.

3. To provide accurate record keeping of service and recognition for that service.

4. To provide enrichment opportunities for volunteers in addition to regular training.

6. To allow for change of assignments as appropriate for both MMNS and the volunteer.

7. To provide each volunteer with a nametag and personal copy of the Volunteer Handbook.

8. To provide responsible volunteers with a reference, if needed, for future employment or education.


1.To facilitate the accurate and timely completion of the youth volunteer application.

2.To provide MMNS with a Participation Consent Form for term of service and specific events.

3. To keep the youth volunteer aware of family obligations so they will be able to fulfill their

responsibilities to MMNS.

4. To provide or help the youth volunteer arrange reliable transportation and proper attire for

service at MMNS.

5. To attend new volunteer orientation with the youth volunteer.

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Youth Volunteer Date

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Parent or Guardian Date

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Volunteer Coordinator Date