Volunteering at the Science Museum or Virginia gives you the opportunity to share your experience and knowledge, making science more inspiring for our guests.
The commitment and support of our volunteers provides valuable assistance in all areas of the Science Museum, from engaging with guests in the exhibits and labs to providing administrative support.
We are excited that so many teens want to volunteer at the Science Museum! Due to an overwhelming response, we are not currently accepting Teen Volunteer applications at this time.
Please check back periodically for new opportunities. However, if you would like to volunteer for any of our upcoming events, please contact us to sign up.
Gallery Education Volunteers bring passion, skills, and special talents to work closely with Science Museum staff to provide a quality, fun, engaging, inclusive, science experience for guests - encouraging and assisting them as they interact with exhibits and in labs.
Dome Ushers greet, scan electronic tickets, answer questions and assist guests as they enter and exit the Dome. These volunteers are comfortable interacting with the public, reliable and able to work independently.
The gift shop extends the Science Museum’s mission to inspire our guests to enrich their lives through science by providing carefully selected science merchandise and generating funds to support the Science Museum. Volunteers work side by side with store staff to assist guests as they make selections, keep the Science Museum store well stocked, ensure that merchandise is attractively displayed and operate a user-friendly cash register system.
The Forge Maker Challenge and Workshop Assistant will help facilitate a variety of open-ended, design/engineering challenges during pre-scheduled Maker Challenge times (currently, 10 a.m.–12 p.m. daily, except Saturdays) and assist guests during focused, small group workshops (currently 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. daily, except Saturdays).