Outdoor Volunteer for the Climate Signals Exhibition



Start Date


End Date


Times of day


Time Commitment

A few hours per month


One-time only


Locations will vary. Climate Museum offices are located at:
800 3rd Avenue
18th floor
New York
New York
United States


The Climate Museum seeks Outdoor Volunteers to staff the ten Climate Signals installation sites across the five boroughs (see locations here) every weekend from September 1 to November 6. This volunteer opportunity offers people of all ages the opportunity to participate in the initial stages of a bold new climate initiative. Fill out this form to sign up. More info below.

Please note: below is the application description for the Outdoor Volunteer position at sites across NYC. We are also recruiting Volunteer Docent position at the Climate Museum Hub on Governors Island (indoors). To learn more about becoming a Volunteer Docent, see listing here.

Our startup is creating a new museum dedicated to climate change and climate solutions in New York City. The Climate Museum’s mission is to use the sciences, art, and design to inspire dialogue and spur innovation that address the challenges of climate change, moving solutions to the center of our shared public life and catalyzing broad community engagement. Last winter, we presented our first exhibition, In Human Time, which explored intersections of polar ice, humanity and time (see coverage in The Atlantic and The New Yorker).

This fall, in partnership with the NYC Mayor’s Office - Climate Policy and Programs, we present our second exhibition, Climate Signals, a citywide outdoor installation by artist Justin Brice Guariglia that explores the local impacts of climate change and calls for broad climate action (see coverage in The New York Times and The Guardian). More information can also be found on our website and in this video.

We are recruiting Outdoor Volunteers to staff the signs on weekends from 11am - 3pm throughout the run of the show (September 1 - November 6). Volunteers will be ambassadors for the Museum, serving as its public face for passers-by and answering questions about the exhibition. Volunteers can sign up for weekend shifts on a case-by-case basis (volunteering more than once is encouraged but not required)!

While tasks will vary depending on day to day interactions, volunteers will generally be asked to:

  • Answer questions regarding the exhibition, the Climate Museum, and climate change more broadly
  • Start conversations with and between passers-by
  • Recruit high-school-age students for the museum’s Youth Advisory Council
  • Document interactions for social media, with permission and active participation of visitors
  • Generally invite people to engage with the installation

High school students, college students, graduates, graduate students, professionals, and retirees are all encouraged to volunteer. Training will be provided, and you do not have to be a climate expert in any way to participate. 


  • Training Provided


  • Groups
  • Families
  • International Volunteers

How To Apply


Fill out this form to sign up! Email info@climatemuseum.org with any questions.