Want to spend more time at the Science Museum of Virginia? We don’t blame you.
WARNING: side effects of volunteering may include:
- a life-long love of learning and science
- development of professional skills and experience
- stronger community ties
Students, adults and seniors get their science fix by sharing their time and talents with our ever-growing community. Check out our volunteer opportunities below!
Assist guests in Museum exhibits, provide educational support and encourage guests to interact with hands-on activities. Help with demonstrations, classes and labs.
Greet, take tickets, answer questions and assist guests as they enter and exit The Dome.
Dome Console Operator
Assist in The Dome with operation of equipment, showing giant screen movies and Cosmic Expeditions.
Exhibit Maintenance Volunteer
Clean and check exhibits, replenish supplies, report repair needs and assist exhibit maintenance staff.
Gift Shop Assistant
Assist guests in selecting the best Science Museum of Virginia keepsakes. Receive, ticket and stock merchandise and help keep the sales floor organized.
Group Sales Assistant
Provide patient and friendly service over the phone. Answer general information questions as well as group visit inquiries. Transfer callers to the proper person/department when necessary.
Special Events Volunteer
Volunteers are on-call for film openings, lectures, exhibit openings and a variety of other special events. Greet and direct Museum guests, distribute programs and conduct educational activities.
Assist behind-the-scence in a variety of departments suhch as Membership, Finance and Human Resources. Help with clerical duties such as filing, assembling packets and mailings, copying and data entry.
Camp In Aide
Greet and orient overnight Camp In participants as they arrive at the Museum. Assist teachers and group leaders in presenting hands-on science activities and help in the preparation and cleanup of events.