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Volunteer

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Do you represent a group or organization looking for opportunities to get involved in your community? McWane Science Center has volunteer projects that might be perfect for your group.. If your group is interested in any of these volunteer opportunities, please fill out the Group Volunteer Application linked at the bottom of this page.

Exhibit Cleaning Opportunities

Armed with cleaning cloths and the occasional toothbrush, volunteer groups help keep our exhibit halls spick and span (and de-stickered).

The following times are available for group cleaning:

Weekdays: 7:00 – 9 :30 am
Saturdays: 8:00 – 10:30 am
Sundays: 10:00 – 12:30 pm

We provide Nitrile gloves, cloths, and spray bottles. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing.

Event Help Opportunities

Is your group interested in helping with McWane events and special days? Each event is a little different, but volunteers are expected to help with event-specific activities, as well as non-demonstration tasks like greeting visitors, handing out programs, and helping visitors find their way through the science center. Volunteer Services holds a training meeting before each event where we go over the activities and volunteer tasks.

Corporate Takeover

In Corporate Takeover, a company, organization, or group can take over one of our activity stations for a day to facilitate hands-on science activities. We can offer the activities and training for interested groups, or groups can bring their own activity that relates science to their field.

Application Process

Please elect one member of your group to serve as the primary contact person. This person should submit the
application on behalf of the group. The primary contact accepts responsibility for the conduct of the group while on
site at McWane Science Center and acts as the liaison for coordinating service day activities. If you haven’t heard
from us within 72 hours of submitting your application, please send an e-mail to volunteer@mcwane.org.

Group Volunteer Application