Volunteer With Pacific Science Center
At Pacific Science Center, we rely on volunteers to help fulfill our mission. Volunteers provide vital assistance in all areas of Pacific Science Center operations, while ensuring that our programs reflect the diversity of our community. Whether you're interested in the Salt Water Tide Pool, the Tropical Butterfly House, Mercer Slough, or something behind the scenes, such as Office Assistant or interning, we have opportunities for you. We also have programs available just for teens!
We provide all training necessary. If you're looking to share your time and area of expertise while giving back to your community, we'd love to hear from you.
Current Teen Volunteer Opportunities
Mercer Slough Teen Volunteer Opportunities (Teen Program- Bellevue, WA)
We offer many opportunities for teens. All these programs satisfy service learning hours and are a great enhancement to a college or work resume. So, whether you are looking for a short summer experience or a year-long program, we have an outdoor learning opportunity for you.
Discovery Corps Program (Teen Program with volunteer and paid positions)
Discovery Corps is a youth development program that puts young people on the front line of Pacific Science Center's mission to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology.
Science Educators in Training (Summer Teen Program)
If you are a teen considering a career in science, environmental education, museums or the classroom, join us! Work side by side with experienced teachers at Science Center camps to facilitate hands-on scientific inquiry and learn from experienced presenters how to "wow" an audience with engaging science content. Gain experience creating a resume and interviewing for a job. Develop leadership skills and camper management skills while making new friends. Those who successfully complete this intensive training week (June 24 - 28 ) may apply to volunteer as Science Educators in Training at one of our camps for the remaining weeks of the summer. We are seeking responsible teen volunteers ages 14 to 18. Participants will also build their resume or college application, meet high school service learning requirements and establish professional references. Participants must be able to commit to at least two weeks during the summer. Registration information here - (see page 22).
Current Adult Volunteer Opportunities
Maker Space Facilitator Volunteer (Adult Program)
Do you love making things, tinkering with objects, building with mechanical parts or experimenting with electronics? How about sharing your passion for making things with others? Pacific Science Center seeks creative volunteers to assist inside a brand-new Maker Space. This prototype Maker Space is named The Lab. The Lab aims to inspire visitors of all ages to make - using their hands, provided tools and imaginations! Maker Space Facilitator Volunteers will test new experiential open-ended maker activities with the public inside The Lab.
Science Interpreter Volunteer (Adult Program)
Science Interpreter Volunteers help bring our exhibits to life for our guests. Volunteers receive all the necessary training to interpret at our salt water tide-pool, and help our butterfly house among other exhibit stations. We also have small locations on the floor where volunteers are able to engage our visitors and show them a brief, but fun and educational science activity. Energetic, outgoing and creative people with an interest or background in science or education are well suited to this position.
Seattle Science Festival Volunteer (Adult Program - 16+ accepted)
In 2012, more than 150 volunteers donated 1,600+ hours to help launch the inaugural Seattle Science Festival. Volunteers filled essential roles that supported the smooth operations of the festival, and we couldn't have inspired the 45,000+ attendees who came to Festival events without their help. We again need hundreds of volunteers to ensure the 2013 Seattle Science Festival is successful and hope you will join our 2013 Seattle Science Festival volunteer team.
Horticulture Grounds Volunteer (Adult Program)
Pacific Science Center seeks Horticulture Volunteers to assist with the on-going care of the Science Center's gardens and plantings. To constantly look their best, the gardens and plantings in the courtyard and at the entrances to our buildings require ongoing care. Horticulture Ground Volunteers will clean, water, and detail trees and planter bowls amongst other projects. The attention to detail in our seemingly effortless plantings helps to ensure that the Science Center's 1 million plus annual guests continue to be inspired by the building's acclaimed design.
Current Internship Opportunities
Youth Program Mentorship Intern - Discovery Corps (Unpaid)
Pacific Science Center seeks an Intern to help mentor Discovery Corps youth from diverse backgrounds, plan engaging events and assist with operational support while acting as a role model for participants. Discovery Corps is a youth development program that places high school aged youth on the front line of our mission to inspire a lifelong interest in science, math and technology. The Intern will play a critical role during the busy summer season, when there are up to 70 Discovery Corps participants to support. At the internship*s conclusion, the intern will have gained valuable youth development and mentorship skills.
Want to apply?
There are many benefits to being a Pacific Science Center Volunteer, including:
- IMAX and Laser Show passes.
- Free parking and Metro bus coupons.
- Discounts at our Gift Store.
- Credit for high school community service requirements.
- That warm and fuzzy feeling you get from giving back to your community.
Please be sure to note the volunteer position that interests you.
For more information on the Pacific Science Volunteer Program, please call (206) 443-2868, or email email@example.com.