Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Give tours to visitors. Operate the Difference Engine. Catalog unique, rare artifacts. Participate in one-of-a-kind events with computer industry notables. Share your passions with others. Meet friends. Have fun.

Be part of computing history. Volunteer.

There are many ways to volunteer here at the Computer History Museum.

Current opportunities are:

  • Special Event Volunteers. Assist with a variety of events at the Museum, from hands-on exploration and learning to welcoming and directing guests during lectures and events.
  • Demonstrators. Lead demonstrations of restored historical computers, including the IBM 1401, Babbage Difference Engine No. 2, PDP-1, and RAMAC.
  • Docents. Lead tours for public and private audiences.
  • K12 School Group Docents. Facilitate tours and interactive workshops for school groups.
  • High School Interns. Lead informal discussions around key artifacts and act as ambassadors for the Museum.

Upcoming training programs:

  • Docent Training: January – June 2016

If you are interested in volunteering at the Museum, please apply here to join our team.
We look forward to meeting you soon!


Adult volunteers, please apply here! Apply


High School volunteers, please apply here! Apply

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

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