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McWane Science Center

Adult Volunteer Program

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.

Adult Volunteer Benefits:

  • FREE family membership after completion of 100 volunteer hours
  • 20% Off Smart Café’ meals
  • 25% off in the Cool Stuff Store
  • FREE parking while volunteering
  • FREE IMAX® screenings
  • Invitation to recognition events including our Appreciation Dinner

Adult Volunteer Application Process:

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

Click here for the Adult Volunteer Application

Adult Volunteer Training:

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.

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