Volunteers

Interested in volunteering at Planet Word?

We are eager to welcome the time, enthusiasm, and expertise of our word-loving community. Our volunteers work in three categories:

  1. GALLERY GUIDE: This role is best for people who have regular hours to volunteer. You will help visitors experience the exhibits, answer questions, help manage traffic flow, and communicate with staff about any issues or concerns.
  2. EVENT VOLUNTEER: Best if your schedule is unpredictable, and your best times to volunteer are evenings and weekends. You will take tickets and usher in the auditorium, help with set up and break down of large events, and answer visitor questions.
  3. BEHIND THE SCENES: If you’re eager to volunteer, but interacting with the public is not your preference, this role is for you.

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