Ignite guests’ passion for science by volunteering with the Saint Louis Science Center!

Join our team of dedicated volunteers and share your interest in science and technology. Whether you have just a few hours to spare, or are looking for a long term volunteer commitment, the Saint Louis Science Center is the place for you to volunteer your time and talent. Certified volunteer perks include FREE parking, FREE Science Center shirt and a complimentary membership.

Membership available after 50 hours of volunteer hours (from June through June annually).


AVAILABLE POSITIONS
We have many areas in need of support.

Let’s help you find a position that fits with your talent and availability.

Galleries

Discovery Room

Volunteers facilitate science learning through playful discovery for our youngest budding scientists.

Ecology & Environment Gallery

Engage visitors in learning more about earth sciences with fun, interactive, hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Experience Energy Gallery

Discover and share energy basics, how energy is generated and electric vehicle technology. Show guests how to use exhibits and assist young children with tabletop science activities.

GROW

Dig in the dirt and teach visitors about where their food comes from in the GROW gallery. Engage visitors with fun, interactive, hands-on- activities.

GROW Tractor Run

Help staff monitor the Tractor Run entrance and exit. Instruct riders on tractor operation and starting the rides. Volunteers should be comfortable in an outdoor setting and standing for extended periods.

Life Science Lab

Engage visitors across many areas of life science through hands-on activities including Exploration Stations, “Science on Wheels” carts and Activity Benches. You’ll also be able to help facilitate programs and events in our Lab Classroom.

Makerspace

Engage guests in this interactive space dedicated to science, engineering, technology and creativity. Volunteers can also assist in teaching themed workshops offered in the Makerspace classroom.

James S. McDonnell Planetarium

Volunteers play a wide variety of roles in support of activities and programs throughout the Planetarium. Volunteers also provide supplementary live education programs and interpretation of exhibits.

Public Programs

Ability to actively engage with children and adults during school programs or day camps. Demonstrate science techniques in the various disciplines of Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Astronomy. Ability to comfortably converse with the public, walk short distances, lift 5lbs and stand for 3-5 hours.

Operational

Information Desk Greeter

Greeters will be responsible for providing friendly, inviting and professional customer service for our visitors. Greeters will also assist with group check in and wayfinding. Volunteers will need to be able to stand for long periods of time.

Visitor Studies

This position is great for those interested in museum studies, research and evaluation. Ability to comfortably converse with the public required. Volunteers will also need to be able to walk and stand for 2-3 hours at a time.

Events

First Fridays

Share the real science behind science fiction with visitors and help facilitate hands-on activities at our monthly themed events. Volunteers needed for set-up and assistance with partner arrivals from 2pm to 6pm during First Friday events. Availability for every First Friday is not required. Volunteers must be able to lift up to 20 lbs and bend/kneel as required. Volunteers will receive a complimentary voucher for a slice of pizza from our EZ Pizza station. Afterwards, join us in the festivities.

SciFests

Volunteers are needed for themed weekend expos where visitors meet real scientists, innovators and other experts in science and technology. Support needed for morning set-up and throughout the day. Availability for every SciFest is not required.

Exhibitions

POMPEII: THE EXHIBITION

Coming Soon! May 17- October 27, 2019
This unique exhibition showcases more than 150 artifacts on loan from the Naples National Archaeological Museum buried more than 2,000 years ago but preserved by the very disaster that destroyed them. The exhibition also features immersive experiences including the 4D Eruption Theater that recreates the catastrophic power of Vesuvius.

GameXPloration

Volunteer opportunities include facilitating the many areas designed to focus on several aspects of gaming, as well as monitoring visitors’ behavior throughout the exhibit. In addition, volunteers will be interpreting the educational content provided by the Saint Louis Science Center.

Questions? You can contact us by phone at 314-289-4412 or by email at volunteer@slsc.org.