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McWane Science Center

Adult Volunteer Program

McWane Science Center offers a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences for adults who want to give back, learn something new, and educate visitors. Adult volunteers work in a variety of departments across the science center! You can find volunteers running the information desk in the Grand Lobby, caring for salt and freshwater animals in the World of Water, performing small-scale science demonstrations in the Adventure Hall, and more! Adult Volunteers are from all walks of life, ages, and educational backgrounds, and they have 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 of non-feature length films
  • Invitation to appreciation events

Adults Volunteer Positions

Click here for a list of adult volunteer positions and their descriptions.


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. Each position has different commitment requirements.

Click here for the Adult Volunteer Application

Orientation and Training:

Weekend orientations occur bimonthly in January, March, May, July, September, & November. If your application is approved, you will receive an email with instructions to sign up for an orientation session. Orientation includes a tour of the science center, policies and procedures, and customer service training. Volunteers receive on-the-job-training in their assigned area.

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