This Is Your Opportunity to Learn, Interact and
Be Part of a Fun Community!

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.


Teen Volunteer Positions

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.

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Past Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Gallery Education Volunteer

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.

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be able to commit to a consistent, regular schedule (once a week or once every other week) for a minimum of six months.
  • Shifts are 4 hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., on days the Science Museum is open.


Dome Usher

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.

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be able to commit to a consistent, regular schedule (once a week or once every other week) for a minimum of six months.
  • Shift times: 10:30 a.m.– 3:30 p.m., on days the Science Museum is open.


Gift Shop Assistant

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.

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be willing to commit to a minimum of two shifts of two hours (or more) per month, for at least six months. This will be a consistent schedule based on the volunteer’s choice and store needs.
  • Male volunteer pointing to a screen to show a young guest how to use the interactive unit in an exhibition.


The Forge Maker Challenge and Workshop Assistant

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).

Time Commitment/Hours:

  • Must be able to commit to a consistent, regular schedule (once a week or once every other week) for a minimum of six months
  • Shift times: 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m., when the Science Museum is open except Saturdays


Questions?

If you have any questions about the program, we’d love to hear from you!

Volunteer using a paint marker to draw a design on a museum guest's cheek. The volunteer is on the left of the image in a blue shirt with long  dark hair. The guest is a young girl to the right of the photo wearing a pink shirt.

Internship Opportunities

We have Intern opportunities for you as well.

Exterior shot of Science Museum during the day.

Are You an Adult?

We have adult volunteer opportunities just for you!

A female volunteer standing behind a table that has ingredients and containers. There is a box of Borax to the right. The volunteer's hand rests on the top of a 2-liter plastic bottle full of bright green liquid. The female is wearing a blue shirt.