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About our Volunteer Program

Are you interested in science and giving back to your community? Consider joining our volunteer program! McWane
Science Center volunteers help support McWane’s mission of sparking wonder and curiosity about our world through
hands-on science experiences. From greeting visitors and answering questions to presenting demonstrations in our
Adventure Hall to behind-the-scenes maintenance of our aquarium and habitat areas, our volunteers enrich the visitor
experience the moment they walk through the doors. As a McWane Science Center volunteer, you will gain valuable
experience, develop and utilize your skills, and meet interesting people.

You don’t have to be a scientist to volunteer at McWane! You just need enthusiasm and a desire to learn. Our
volunteers come from all walks of life, ages, and educational backgrounds, but all have a passion for life-long
learning. McWane Science Center also extends valuable volunteer benefits including:

For more information, contact the office of Volunteer Services at (205) 714-8272 or

Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Volunteer Program

McWane Science Center offers a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences for adults who want to give back to the
community, learn something new, and share their knowledge with visitors.

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Teen Volunteer Program

McWane Science Center Teen Volunteer Program offers year-round volunteer opportunities for teens who are
interested in serving the community, strengthening and developing new skills, and being part of an incredible team of
young people.

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Junior Teen Volunteer Program

The Summer Junior Teen Program is an exciting, hands-on experience for service-focused students completing 6th
or 7th grade who are interested in STEAM and working with children of all ages.

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Group Volunteer Opportunities

Do you represent a group or organization looking for opportunities to get involved in your community? McWane
Science Center has one-time volunteer projects that might be perfect for your group. Tasks vary depending on need
but can include the following: exhibit cleaning or event help. From keeping our Adventure Halls spick and span to
making buckets of slime and polymer snow for our special events, we have a place for your group.

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What our visitors are saying about McWane Science Center

"Wonderful place to bring grandchildren who live in ATL and NC during their visits"

"McWane is a wonderful place to spend the afternoon with my daughter.  She loves the Just Mice Size play area.  Its a great alternative to the playground during extremely cold or warm weather.  She also loves the aquarium downstairs.  We always have to visit the eel and the jellyfish."

"A great place for me to have some good quality time with my family."

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