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Volunteer with Explorit

Have fun and help Explorit bring science to our community by becoming a volunteer.

By volunteering you'll have the opportunity to...

  • Meet new people

  • Learn new skills and fields of science

  • Gain valuable job experience

  • Feel good about helping educate members of our community

Why volunteer with Explorit?

When you volunteer at Explorit, everyone who participates in our programs benefits.  From the students in our Summer Science Camps to the teachers using Explorit as a resource, your involvement can directly enhance their science exploration and discovery, as well as your own.

You can play a pivotal part in helping people explore science.  Share any level of time, skills, energy, or a willingness to learn by volunteering at Explorit Science Center.  A science background is not necessary; training is provided, including an introduction to Explorit's mission and programs, along with specific training in the area you choose.

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Volunteer Requirements

  • Application

  • Interview

  • Time Commitment - Volunteers should be able to commit to a regular schedule. Two to three months (or two weeks for Summer Classes) should be considered a minimum time commitment. 

  • Age Requirement - School-age volunteers must be at least 14 years old (7th grade)

Volunteer Positions

Below you will find a partial listing of volunteer positions with descriptions. Let us know you are interested by filling out our volunteer interest form. After we review your submission, your information will be added to our volunteer database and you will be contacted as opportunities arise. Thanks for your interest!

Summer/After-School Camp Assistant

Help during our popular camps, which are held weekday mornings during the summer and weekday afternoons during the school year. It is preferable that you are available for at least one full week of camp. Student assistants must be at least 14 years old. Training is provided.

Science Teaching Assistant

Help an Explorit educator in presenting programs to visiting school groups.

Public Hours Volunteer 

Assist Explorit staff during our public hours.

Exhibit Assistant 

Assist in planning and fabricating interactive hands-on exhibits.

Garden Assistant

Assist in gardening and maintaining our backyard pollinator garden and outside spaces.

Office Volunteer

Work "behind the scenes", answering phones and performing assorted clerical duties including word processing and mailing.

Science Consultant

Provide expertise to staff and the general public through 'Meet the Scientist', 'Family Explorations' programs and other scheduled events.

Special Events Assistant

Help plan and implement Explorit special events and fundraisers.

Artist/Graphic Artist

Paint temporary murals on the exhibit hall walls; assist with pamphlets, fliers, or hands-on activity graphics.

Skilled Craftspersons/Tinkerers

Work with exhibit staff on exhibit fabrication. Special skills might include: cabinetry, metal work, electrical engineering, etc. Some work would need to occur off-site using your own tools/machines.

Photographer

Work with the Marketing Department to shoot digital images of Explorit programs and events. Must collect written permission of people being photographed.

 

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