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Passionate about pop culture? Join our team!

SUMMER, AGES 16-18

Youth Volunteers (Summer Session) Applications

Youth Volunteers will perform various volunteer roles, interact with the diverse visiting population of the museum visitors and staff, get to know other youth interested in the museum field, and learn about career opportunities at nonprofit institutions and museums. We're seeking applicants who are excited about pop culture and who are interested in building their customer service and public speaking skills. Applications close on June 3, 2024.

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FALL/WINTER, AGES 16+

General Applications

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MoPOP! We aren’t currently reviewing applications until September 2024, but you are welcome to apply and we’ll review once we start our Fall process. We request that our volunteers commit to a minimum of 6 months at MoPOP. Applicants must be available for one of our two Orientation dates, which will take place in October (exact dates & times TBD).

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From robots to rock ’n ’roll, MoPOP presents a wide variety of exciting exhibitions, programs, and educational opportunities to audiences in the Pacific Northwest and beyond. As a volunteer, you’ll join a leading-edge nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing meaningful pop culture experiences to a community of fans, educators, students, and more.

Our volunteers spread enthusiasm for pop culture through exhibit interpretation, information desk attendance, interactive support, event assistance, and much more. If you have a passion for pop culture — or you simply want to get involved — we want you to be a part of our community.

Volunteers are regularly invited to exclusive exhibit previews, receive free admission, are eligible for discounts, and get the inside scoop on all things MoPOP. Join our team! ▸

Seattle Center parking provided for volunteer shifts.


MoPOP Volunteer FAQs

Is there a time commitment?

Due to training demands, we ask for a minimum 6-month commitment, volunteering for at least one shift every other week. Shift options are 9:45am–1:00pm and 12:45–4:00 pm.

What are the perks of volunteering?

There are many! Volunteers can visit MoPOP with a guest for free while active, receive exclusive access and special training for new exhibitions, attend Volunteer Appreciation events, and much more. The best benefit of all is the chance to be part of a community of fellow volunteers who are all passionate about MoPOP and pop culture!

Do you provide parking?

Yes. We provide parking access & reimbursements at a nearby garage for volunteer shifts.

What areas of the museum do volunteers help in?

Currently, volunteers are focused on the guest experience and are positioned in our museum public-facing spaces. We have plans to expand volunteer opportunities to other facets of the museum in the future.

What is the age requirement?

Volunteers must be at least 16 years old.

Do you verify service-learning hours for school?

Yes! We are happy to verify service-learning hours. We also offer a special summer program for high schoolers looking to gain service-learning hours while also learning more about careers in the museum and non-profit fields. Find out more here! MoPOP’s Summer Student Volunteer Program ▸

How do I apply?

Please fill out the volunteer application. Should your background, availability, and interest meet our needs, we will be in touch about an interview. All MoPOP volunteers must successfully complete a background and reference check.

Do you accommodate group volunteering?

Yes! Please contact us at volunteers@mopop.org for more information about your specific interest.

I have more questions, how can I talk to someone?

Absolutely. Please email the Volunteer Program team at volunteers@mopop.org.

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