Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Discovery! Please fill out all required information and as much of the optional information as possible so we can get to know you better! If there is a required field that does not apply to you, feel free to enter n/a for not applicable.

If you are age 14-18 please refer to the Teen Assistant Program application: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1546549722. We recruit new Teen Assistants once a year for summer camps.


Once you submit the form, you will receive an email confirmation providing you with information regarding next steps. Once you complete the form, click the "continue" button at the bottom.


Questions? Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at acarpenter@nvdm.org or (775) 398-5947.

Thank you again for your interest!

Personal and Contact Information

Demographic Information

The information in this section is used to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers, which helps with grant reporting. The following fields are all optional.

Schedule and Assigment

Please indicate what volunteer assignment you are applying for and the days and times you are usually available to volunteer.

The Discovery's hours are...

M: Closed (The Discovery is open on Mondays Memorial Day through Labor Day, on national holidays, and during Washoe County School District school breaks.

T: 10:00am-5:00pm

W: 10:00am-8:00pm

Th: 10:00am-5:00pm

Fr: 10:00am-5:00pm

Sa: 10:00am-5:00pm

S: 12:00pm-5:00pm

The typical volunteer shifts are 10:00am-12:00pm, 12:00pm-2:00pm and 2:00-4:00pm. Evening shifts are available on Wednesday nights and during special events.

Professional Background

This information helps us for grant reporting and to better match up with a volunteer role.

Volunteer Experience

Educational Background

Please share your field of study, as it helps us place you into an appropriate volunteer role.

Background Information

Skills and Expertise

Please check off areas that you feel you have immediate or advanced skills in.


Please let us know if you are fluent in any languages, other than English.

Emergency Contact

Please share with us one emergency contact that we could reach if needed during your volunteer shift.


Please share with us at least two professional references that we can contact when reviewing your application materials.


The skill-sets of volunteer applicants are generally compared to those skill-sets needed to fulfill current volunteer positions. Placement is typically made based on the recommendation of the volunteer staff and the applicant's prospective volunteer supervisor, and the willingness and ability of the applicant to perform the required volunteer duties at the times needed by the museum. Volunteers must be able to perform activities of daily living without assistance from The Discovery staff while volunteering.

I understand and agree that submitting this application form does not automatically register me as a Nevada Discovery Museum volunteer, and that there may be certain qualifications I must meet, including the acceptance of established volunteer policies and procedures before I may begin volunteering.

I certify that I have answered truthfully and have not knowingly withheld any information relative to my application. I understand that any misrepresentation or material omission of the application will result in my being eliminated from further consideration. I further understand that, if accepted, any misrepresentation on written applications or in interviews that becomes known to The Discovery may result in immediate dismissal.

I authorize all previous employers, supervisors, and others with information, including all persons with and for whom I have worked or volunteered, to give The Discovery's representative any relevant information regarding my previous employment or volunteerism, and job or volunteer performance. I release The Discovery and all previous employers, supervisors, or others with information from liability for any damages that may result from furnishing information to The Discovery.

I acknowledge and agree that I offer my services as a volunteer at my own initiative and for humanitarian purposes, without promise, expectation or receipt of pay or future employment.

I understand that I will be required to complete a background check, attend an interview, orientation, training.

I agree to abide by existing and future instruction, rules and policies of The Discovery. I understand that my volunteer position may be terminated at any time, at the option of either The Discovery or myself.

I have read, understand and agree to the above certification statements and other information on the application.