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Share your enthusiasm for science and spark the imagination of visiting families and schoolchildren.

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Adult Volunteers

Our next adult volunteer orientation will be on Saturday August 27th, from 11:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. Sign up today to attend the upcoming orientation.

Opportunities

  • Help kids and families with hands-on science activities at our science center special events and during regular museum hours
  • Deliver demonstrations on our state-of-the-art Science On a Sphere (SOS)®*
  • Assist our instructors in school and community outreach*
  • Be an ambassador of our center and programs out in the community or here at The Lawrence
  • Weekday or weekend shifts are available

Benefits

  • Receive a 20% discount at the Discovery Corner Toy and Book Store
  • Earn an museum membership after 100 hours of service
  • Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science without paying general admission or show fees
  • Know that you helped excite a child’s desire to learn math and science

Requirements

  • Available 3–6 hours per month for a minimum of 60 hours (*core opportunities require 2 shifts and 6 hours per month)
  • Access to email communication
  • Regular and active participation in volunteer shifts and activities
  • Complete all forms required and comply with volunteer processes described in the Adult Volunteer Handbook and Teen Volunteer Handbook
  • Attend an orientation session. The Volunteer Orientation is a two-hour event for new volunteers to learn about The Lawrence’s mission, programs, and different volunteer opportunities. It provides new volunteers with a chance to learn about the benefits and/or challenges of volunteering for The Lawrence. Volunteers will take a tour of The Lawrence, talk to current volunteers, and see them in action facilitating in some of the areas where they will be working.