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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.
There are a number of volunteer positions available. Please review the opportunities below to learn more.
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.
Special Event volunteers offer invaluable support, enhance guest engagement, and contribute to the scientific experience of events hosted by the Science Museum. These events predominantly occur during evenings and weekends.
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 Forge Maker Challenge and Workshop Assistant will help facilitate a variety of open-ended, design/engineering challenges during pre-scheduled Maker Challenge times and assist guests during focused, small group workshops.