Adler Planetarium


Adler Volunteer helps kids during an overnight activity.

Volunteers Wanted

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.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer at Adler After Dark. Learn more about our volunteer program.

Submit your application

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 with the Public

After Hours Education Host (PDF)
SVL Assistant Volunteer (PDF)
Teen Special Event Facilitator (PDF)
Telescope Facilitator (PDF)
Weekend Floor Programs Facilitator (PDF)                                                                                                                                                                            Weekday Floor Programs Facilitator (PDF)