As a volunteer at McWane Science Center and IMAX® Dome Theater, discovery, exploration, creativity, learning, and fun await you. Plunge into the World of Water and help a group learn about more than 50 species of saltwater life; explore the mysteries of space with a school group in Challenger Learning Center Alabama; educate a young inventor with the building blocks of science in ScienceQuest; and welcome a family to the IMAX® Dome Theater, where larger-than-life images and amazing sound engulf them. Whether your interest is in learning and discovery or service and assistance, you are sure to find exciting challenges and rewarding adventures as a McWane Science Center volunteer.

About our Volunteer Program

McWane Science Center offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opprotunities from greeting visitors and answering questions, to presenting science demonstrations in our Exhibit Halls. As a volunteer you will gain new experience, meet interesting people and enjoy a fun, family-oriented atmosphere. Our volunteers come from all walks of life, ages and educational backgrounds with a passion for life-long learning.
McWane Science Center also extends valuable benefits including: 

  • Discounts in the Really Cool Stuff store and Café
  • FREE Parking while on duty
  • FREE IMAX screenings (non-feature films)
  • FREE family membership after completion of 100 hours


Adult Volunteer Program

McWane Science Center Adult volunteers are individuals who are 18 years of age and older and have completed high school. McWane Science Center offers a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences for adults who want to give back, learn something new, and educate visitors. Opportunities include presenting science experiments, greeting visitors, helping with camps and so much more!Opportunities include presenting science experiments, greeting visitors and so much more! Applications for Adult Volunteers will resume September 1st.

Summer Teen Volunteer Programs

We will start accepting applications for the 2015 Summer Teen Volunteer Program in January 2015. The Summer Teen Program requires a minimum of 100 volunteer hours during the summer.


For more information, contact the office of Volunteer Services at (205) 714-8272 or volunteer@mcwane.org