Pacific Science Center

Bringing science to life.

Current Volunteer Opportunities with Pacific Science Center

Spring and Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Terracotta Warriors Special Exhibit Volunteer (14+)
Pacific Science Center in Seattle and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia are proud to present Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, a one-of-a-kind special exhibition premiering at Pacific Science Center for a five-month run in spring of 2017. As a volunteer in this exhibit, you will help guide guests through the fascinating history and science behind the discovery of the underground warriors. Be an integral part of our Special Exhibit team, sharing your enthusiasm for science and history, all the while ensuring our guests are enjoying this exhibit to its fullest capacity.

Street Team (14+)
Pacific Science Center’s Summer Street Team needs volunteers to join us at fairs, festivals and parades in Seattle this summer! Gain marketing and promotions experience, earn volunteer hours and have fun as you represent Pacific Science Center while interacting with families in our local communities. Most events take place on weekends for 3-5 hours, and we ask that volunteers attend at least four events over the summer.

Guest Ambassador (13+)
Are you a friendly, outgoing and energetic person who enjoys interacting with the public? If you thrive helping people and delivering a terrific guest experience we want to hear from you! Guest Ambassador Volunteers share their own enthusiasm and ensure that guests feel welcomed and well-informed about our many programs and exhibitions, as well as assist guests in finding their way to key locations inside and outside of the Science Center.

Special Event (13+)
Many people interact with Pacific Science Center through attending our year-round special events which include science exhibit openings, science research “Curiosity Days” weekends, Science Education after school programming, and special donor events. Special Event volunteers play a vital role in executing these events. Volunteer roles vary and may include welcoming guests, setting-up tables and chairs, checking-in guests, staffing information tables, and more! Hours vary, but primarily take place during weekends and evenings. We request that volunteers assist once a month.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Development Donor Records Volunteer (18+)
The behind-the-scenes work in our offices support all Pacific Science Center operations and is an integral part of maintaining efficiency throughout Pacific Science Center. The Development Donor Records Volunteer works closely with staff in the Development offices organizing and scanning donor records, as well as assisting with other administrative tasks.The volunteer works with confidential and sensitive information and must be comfortable maintaining professional discretion. This position is ideal for someone looking to learn more about donor relations. It begins in April and requires a commitment one day per week (flexible) for a 4-hour-long shift.

Development Data Entry Volunteer (18+)
The Development Data Entry Volunteer works closely with staff in the Development offices to support the Individual Giving team in growing and sustaining a donor-centered fundraising program. The volunteer works with confidential and sensitive information and must be comfortable maintaining professional discretion. It begins in April and requires a commitment of 1 – 2 days per week (flexible) for a 4-hour-long shift.

Special Exhibit Field Trip ambassador Volunteer (18+)
We are looking for volunteers to enhance our school groups’ guest experience during their field trips to our special exhibit Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, premiering at Pacific Science Center for a five-month run beginning April 2017. Are you a friendly, outgoing and energetic person who enjoys interacting with the public? If you thrive helping people and keeping things organized we want to hear from you! This position is available April – June 2017 and requires availability at least one weekday morning per week, Tuesdays – Fridays (there are no Monday school groups), 9:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m..

Terracotta Warriors Special Exhibit Volunteer (14+)
Pacific Science Center in Seattle and The Franklin Institute in Philadelphia are proud to present Terracotta Warriors of the First Emperor, a one-of-a-kind special exhibition premiering at Pacific Science Center for a five-month run in spring of 2017. As a volunteer in this exhibit, you will help guide guests through the fascinating history and science behind the discovery of the underground warriors. Be an integral part of our Special Exhibit team, sharing your enthusiasm for science and history, all the while ensuring our guests are enjoying this exhibit to its fullest capacity.

Guest Ambassador Station Volunteers (18+)
Guest Ambassador Station Volunteers are an intrinsic part of the guest experience. They will be the face of Pacific Science Center, sharing their own enthusiasm and ensuring that guests feel welcomed and well-informed about our many programs and exhibitions. They will assist guests in finding their way to key locations inside and outside of the Science Center by providing clear and precise directional assistance. Guest Ambassador Station Volunteers proactively recommend exhibitions and programs to guests depending on their interests and needs. Must have weekday afternoon availability.

Guest Ambassador (13+)
Are you a friendly, outgoing and energetic person who enjoys interacting with the public? If you thrive helping people and delivering a terrific guest experience we want to hear from you! Guest Ambassador Volunteers share their own enthusiasm and ensure that guests feel welcomed and well-informed about our many programs and exhibitions, as well as assist guests in finding their way to key locations inside and outside of the Science Center.

Tinker Tank (18+)
Do you enjoy sharing your passion for making things, tinkering with objects, building with mechanical parts, or experimenting with electronics? Pacific Science Center seeks creative volunteers to facilitate inside Tinker Tank, a space which aims to inspire guests of all ages to explore new ideas through hands-on design experiences – using their hands, tools, and imaginations. Weekday afternoon shifts only available; preference given to volunteers who are available Friday afternoons.

Polliwog Preschool Assistant (18+)
Polliwog Preschool at Mercer Slough in Bellevue, WA is a school-year program for preschoolers ages 3-5 years old. At Polliwog Preschool we focus on developing the whole child – socially, emotionally, mentally and physically –while initiating them into a lifelong, meaningful relationship with the natural world. The program is play-based and student-driven with specific activities that relate to natural and emergent topics, and plenty of time for nature exploration. With our low teacher to child ratio and ample outdoor exploration time, this position is ideal for students who seek opportunities to plan lessons, participate in documentation and assessment, and refine behavior management skills. Our preschool operates from mid-September through early June. We have three cohorts: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 9-12, Tuesday and Thursday 9-12, and Tuesday and Thursday 1-4. Each cohort has 12 children and two lead teachers. We follow the Bellevue School District school break schedule.

Office Assistant Volunteer– Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, Bellevue WA (18+)
An administrative volunteer is currently needed to assist in Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center’s offices. The behind the scenes work in our offices supports our innovative environmental programs and exhibits. The Office Assistant volunteer will support operations by assisting with mailings, scanning projects, filing, organizational projects, and other administrative needs while gaining a unique perspective on how the Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, located in Bellevue, WA, runs. Position Starts April 2017. Flexible schedule, 5 to 10 hours per week with a minimum 3-month commitment required. Additional hours may be available to those interested.

Special Event (13+)
Many people interact with Pacific Science Center through attending our year-round special events which include science exhibit openings, science research “Curiosity Days” weekends, Science Education after school programming, and special donor events. Special Event volunteers play a vital role in executing these events. Volunteer roles vary and may include welcoming guests, setting-up tables and chairs, checking-in guests, staffing information tables, and more! Hours vary, but primarily take place during weekends and evenings. We request that volunteers assist once a month.

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