Youth Volunteer and Leadership Opportunities
The Children’s Science Center offers our youth several different opportunities to volunteer and develop leadership skills. Depending on your age, interest, and time available to volunteer, there are a variety of options below. Your first step to becoming a volunteer is to complete the Volunteer Application. If you have specific questions, please contact us.
1Youth and Parent Volunteering (Ages 13-15)
Youth between the ages of 13 and 15 are welcome to volunteer with an engaged adult at the Lab or at weekend community events. Both the youth and adult are expected to maintain a Volunteer Matters profile and sign up for the same shift. Each member of the volunteer pair is expected to stay for the entire shift and work as a team at the activity to which they are assigned. We request that each volunteer attend one training session each year (this does not have to happen prior to volunteering for the first time). For community programs, volunteers will receive an instruction packet detailing the logistics for the event, information about the activity to which they were assigned, and emergency contact numbers for event organizers. At the Lab, parent and youth teams support behind the scenes operations including stocking experiment and activity supplies.
Make sure that both parent and child fill out an application and sign up for the same shift!
2Lab & Community Programs Youth Volunteers (Ages 16+)
Youth ages 16 and up are welcome to volunteer at the Lab and for Community Programs events like Family Science Night that occur throughout the region at locals schools and other weekend community events. We request that every volunteer provide their own transportation. We request that each volunteer attend one training session each year (this does not have to happen prior to volunteering for the first time). Volunteers will receive an instruction packet detailing the logistics for the event, information about the activity to which they were assigned, and emergency contact numbers for event organizers.
The Children’s Science Center, a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to inspire a love of STEM learning is looking for interns to support our week-long Summer Break Camps at the Lab! This fun opportunity is for those who are looking to earn qualifying academic credit or volunteer service hours. Anyone 16 years or over may apply by sending a cover letter detailing their interest and resume to Internships@ChildSci.org with “Summer Break Camp Intern” in the subject line. Attached below is the Job Description detailing qualifications and requirements, please review before applying. Last day to apply is April 30.
Summer Lab Internship
The LAB Summer Intern will report to the Manager on duty and work in the Children’s Science Center Lab as a STEM Educator. The Intern will work alongside LAB Staff interacting with visitors, facilitating experiments, and leading groups and individuals through explorations of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. A research project for possible implementation at the LAB is required. To apply, please send a cover letter detailing reasons for interest in the position, a favorite science joke, and a resume to Internships@ChildSci.org with “Summer LAB Intern” in the subject line. The last day to apply is April 30.
4Service Hour Shifts