Pacific Science Center

Bringing science to life.

Current Volunteer Opportunities with Pacific Science Center

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Science Interpretation Program (18+)
Help ignite curiosity and welcome visitors into the amazing world of exploration at Pacific Science Center as a Science Interpretation Program (SIP) Volunteer! On any given day you can build a rocket and explore the stars, take a trip to the tropics, or travel back in time to walk with the dinosaurs. Essential duties include engaging with guests and creating positive experiences during their time visiting the Science Center, and providing skilled and accurate interpretation of the Science Center’s many exhibits and activities. SIP Volunteers will also help guests navigate the innovative suite of experiences that the new What is Reality? (opening October 2017) is bringing to the Science Center by facilitating guests’ exploration of the cutting-edge digital and analog interactive experiences that technological innovators will showcase here. Volunteer shifts are available weekdays mornings and afternoons. Additionally, we ask for at least a 6 month commitment to volunteering with Pacific Science Center.

Guest Ambassador (18+)
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. Guest Ambassador Volunteers will also help guests navigate the innovative suite of experiences that the new What is Reality? (opening October 2017) is bringing to the Science Center by facilitating guests’ exploration of the cutting-edge digital and analog interactive experiences that technological innovators will showcase here.

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.

Data Squad (18+)
Find out what everyone loves about Pacific Science Center. Help us by talking to our guests about their experiences at the Science Center and collecting those responses to be used by our Evaluation team. The Evaluation department is looking for enthusiastic self-starters who enjoy working independently. This is a flexible volunteer opportunity to work with a small team to collect and process data for a variety of Science Center programs and initiatives. Many of our grant-funded projects require us to measure to what extent we are meeting the goals we have set. We do this by surveying or interviewing participants during programs, at events, and in our exhibits. The Data Squad is essential to the completion of evaluation for multiple programs and initiatives, and our Data Squad Volunteers do the majority of this work. A love of talking with members of the public and interest in audience research is highly desired.

Horticulture Volunteer (18+)
Pacific Science Center is home to several living exhibits that feature plants, including our most popular attraction, The Tropical Butterfly House. While these exhibits may appear effortlessly natural, they are supported by an enthusiastic team of Horticulture Exhibit Volunteers. Volunteers care for plants, keep exhibits looking beautiful, record citizen science data, and share exhibit science content with museum guests. Volunteer Shifts are 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays. Horticulture experience is not required – training is provided.

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.

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