McWane Science Center Adult Volunteers’ major responsibility is presenting educational information to the public. This can be done in a variety of ways including exhibit interpretation, presenting interpretive programs, or being stationed at a cart or exhibit. Docents play a major role in helping our visitors gain a better understanding about science and the world around them.
Adult Volunteers are from all walks of life, ages, and educational backgrounds with a passion for life-long learning.
The successful McWane Science Center Adult Volunteer will:
1. Fill out and submit an online application
2. Successful completion and return of DHR and criminal background checks
3. Attend all training sessions provided and required by McWane Science Center
4. Commit to 1 year of service with at least 8 hours of service per month
In order to succeed, all newly accepted adult volunteers will be provided with adequate and ongoing training from McWane Science Center staff as well as from experts within the community.
Training topics may include, but will not be limited to, the following: History of McWane Science Center, Exhibit Interpretation, Inquiry Based Learning, Science on a Sphere, Paleontology, and Animal Handling.