Become a Volunteer

Join Our Volunteer Team Today!

Volunteers are a vital presence at the Adler, helping carry out the mission of the museum by directly engaging with guests or assisting behind-the-scenes. We recruit on a seasonal basis and match potential volunteers with opportunities that meet a combination of their skills, interests, background, and schedule availability. Upon selection, volunteers will be asked to participate in a volunteer orientation session. Learn more about our volunteer program (link to FAQ page) or see below for current volunteer openings.

Have questions about volunteering? Search our frequently asked questions, or contact Thanks for your interest in volunteering at the Adler!

Meet Our Volunteers

Want to learn what being a volunteer at the Adler is all about? We’ve rounded up some of our volunteering friends to tell you all about their Adler experience!

Read Their Stories

Volunteer Benefits

  • Become part of a dynamic scientific and educational environment
  • Receive the latest information about astronomical discoveries, special events and Chicago happenings through the volunteer newsletter
  • Free admission to the Adler and free admission to theater shows
  • Discounts at Café Galileo’s and the Adler Store
  • Free or reduced admission to many of Chicago’s museums and cultural institutions
  • Discounted parking

Current Opportunities to Volunteer Behind-the-Scenes