Volunteer Positions

Some of the most valuable gifts that an organization can receive have no price tag on them. The Strong® is grateful to its team of talented volunteers who share their wealth of knowledge and experience to help The Strong deliver on its mission of exploring play to encourage learning, creativity, and discovery.

Volunteer opportunities at The Strong may be available with the collections, guest services, membership, research, or education teams. For example, volunteers may conduct research for exhibits, learn how to handle and care for artifacts, support member-related activities, or assist with the development of educational programs for children.


Like all Strong staff, volunteers must consent to a criminal background check and a drug screen. Volunteers must also attend all training sessions and meetings required by their supervisor.

Application process

To apply as a volunteer with The Strong, please submit a volunteer packet to the Human Resources Assistant (see address below). Please include all of the following:

  • completed volunteer application
  • letter explaining personal interests, reasons for wanting to volunteer at The Strong, desired learning objectives for a volunteer experience at The Strong, and potential benefits to The Strong
  • resume (if available)

The Strong will consider each applicant’s interests and determine whether an appropriate opportunity is available. If one is, the applicant will receive an interview with the Human Resources Assistant and, if appropriate, members of The Strong’s collections, guest services, membership, research, or education teams.    

Contact information

Stacey Stewart, Human Resources Assistant
The Strong
One Manhattan Square
Rochester, NY 14607