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Volunteers

Volunteer Opportunities

Our volunteers are the backbone of the Children’s Science Center. You don’t need a math or science background or any specific experience to help out; you just need a lot of enthusiasm and a little bit of time. It is a great way to get involved and have fun!Our corps of volunteers has done everything from staff our community programs to write for the newsletter and much more. We welcome and appreciate any help and any amount of time you can offer. We offer a variety of opportunities for teens, adults, and groups depending on your interests and availability. Check out our current opportunities on the volunteer portal. We appreciate your interest in supporting our mission to inspire a love of learning STEM by providing unique opportunities to explore, and create.We are fully committed to a diverse volunteer team.  Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion.

For important questions, email volunteer@childsci.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteers must be at least 13 years old. Volunteers under the age of 16 must volunteer together with an active, engaged adult volunteer. Programs marked with this badge have opportunities available for these family teams.

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Lab Opportunities

Volunteers assist with daily operations within the Children’s Science Center Lab during timed-entry sessions or field trips. Volunteers engage guests on a front-line basis at our world-class learning space. These volunteers must commit to at least 15 volunteer hours in their first year.

Special Events

Volunteers assist staff with the facilitation of periodic or one-time special events at the Lab or offsite.

Prep Shifts

Volunteers stock and prepare our activities behind-the-scenes. They may also assist with other activities that don’t require guest interaction.

Organizational Leadership

Volunteers may fill leadership positions, including the Children’s Science Center’s Board of Directors, Advisory Board, STEM Advisory Council, and Youth Advisory Board

Community Events

Volunteers assist staff in the facilitation of hands-on STEM activities at events throughout the region. Some examples include our Family Science Nights, STEM festivals, library programs, and other off-site locations.

Corporate Volunteering

The Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Volunteers are vital to our mission to deliver unique opportunities to explore and create life-long STEM learners. We welcome corporate employee and group volunteers who want to make a meaningful difference in our community with opportunities to volunteer behind-the-scenes, in the Lab alongside our STEM Educator team during field-trips and group admissions; in the community as part of our Family Science Night programs at area elementary schools; and so much more. Contact the Volunteer team at volunteer@childsci.org to learn more about how your company, business or community group can be partof our volunteer story.