Sunwatch is now accepting applications!
When you volunteer at a Dayton Society of Natural History location like the Boonshoft or SunWatch, you join a team of volunteers who represent multiple ages, interests, and areas of expertise, from former teachers and retired engineers, to teens and college students looking to expand their horizons through volunteerism. The Dayton Society of Natural History has an opportunity for everyone to contribute to meaningful projects and get hands-on while interacting with the community---all while having fun and meeting new people.
Below you will find short summaries of the volunteer opportunities being offered at this location. Volunteers receive a basic orientation to learn about Sunwatch and receive training for their specific position as they work alongside staff in their assignments. All applicants must submit an online application, pass an interview, and submit any required paperwork.
Visitor Engagement Volunteer
SunWatch Visitor Engagement Volunteers will assist the Reconstruction and Prairie Manager and Assistant Site Manager with engaging and connecting guests to the site.
Including but not limited to – being available to guide guests around the site, answer guest questions, presenting specific programs or games to guests.
No experience is required but must be willing to get dirty and be physically able to work.
Garden and Park Volunteer
SunWatch Garden & Park Volunteers will assist the Reconstruction and Prairie Supervisor and Assistant Site Manager with projects in the village.
Including but not limited to – landscaping, planting, and gardening. No experience is required but must be willing to get dirty and be physically able to work.
SunWatch Props Volunteers will assist the Reconstruction and Prairie Supervisor and Site Manager with creating and caring for props in the village.
Including but not limited to – Cutting open gourds, decorating props, cleaning up or repairing existing props and building simple structures like fire pits and displays. No experience is required but must be willing to get dirty and be physically able to work.
If you have questions about our opportunities or group opportunities, please submit an inquiry form and our team will reach out to you via email of phone.
Access your volunteer account, schedule, and more!