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Are you passionate about computers? Do you enjoy interacting with audiences of all ages and educating them about the role of computer technology in everyday life? Do you speak Spanish, Chinese, Vietnamese or Filipino? Join our education and public programs team as an interpretive volunteer and make a difference!

The Interpretive Volunteer Program

The Computer History Museum is an inclusive educational institution aiming to make learning available to all visitors.

We are seeking individuals who are committed to engaging audiences of all ages, levels of education and cultural backgrounds with the history of computing in a dialogue-oriented and interactive way.

You do not need to be a computer expert or have a background in computer science to become an interpretive volunteer. You just need to want to help others develop an understanding of technology’s role today, by telling the stories of computer pioneers and innovators of the past.

We invite adults and teenagers to apply to join our team of educators.

Adult Interpretive Volunteers

Facilitate hands-on activities and one-on-one education in the exhibit galleries; develop and deliver interpretive programs to school groups, public and private adult visitor groups and lead demonstrations of restored historical computers such as the IBM 1401, the PDP-1 and the RAMAC.

Teen Volunteers

Learn to develop and present educational programming at the Museum, including family tours and hands-on activities. This program gives teens the opportunity to work alongside museum professionals and to meet tech insiders to explore the history of computing.

Current Opportunities

Teen Volunteer Internship
The Teen Internship Program offers students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to go behind the scenes of the Computer History Museum (CHM) and its exhibitions. As members of CHM’s Education team, Teen Interns play a crucial role as they help visitors of all ages—from both local and international communities—to make personal connections to the Museum and the history of computing. Up to $500 stipend each calendar year.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer at the Museum, please complete ONE of the forms below.

Thank you for your interest in the CHM and we look forward to meeting you soon!

Teen Volunteers Adult Volunteers
Herb Kanner, docent
I think the biggest thrill is when I encounter a visitor who worked on one of the exhibited machines and I learn something significant and interesting about the machine that I did not previously know. Herb Kanner, docent

Volunteer Website

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For More Information

TELEPHONE EMAIL
650-810-1884 Katharina McAllister,
Volunteer Opportunities
650-810-1899 Emily Stupfel,
High School Opportunities