Pacific Science Center

Bringing science to life.

Current Volunteer Opportunities with Pacific Science Center

Spring and Summer Teen Volunteer Opportunities

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

Science Interpretation Program Volunteer (18+)
Science Interpretation Program volunteers play pivotal roles for our guests and staff by providing superior customer service, skilled science interpretation, operational assistance, and school group support. Science Interpretation Program volunteers begin working on the floor assisting in trunk or anchor positions, and after volunteering for 6-months, may be invited to volunteer in other capacities – including high level science interpretation delivery, program and content development, or operational support. Volunteers must commit to a minimum of one shift every two weeks, one shift weekly is preferred. Shifts are 9:25 a.m.–2 p.m., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or 1–5 p.m. Shifts are available every day of the week. Weekday shifts are needed most.

Horticulture Exhibit Volunteer (18+)
Pacific Science Center is home to living exhibits that feature plants. The Tropical Butterfly House contains plants that provide butterfly habitat and ethnobotanical products. The Pollinator Garden features Northwest native plants that support local pollinators. Civilized Seeds showcases domesticated plants that produce food, medicine, dye, and other products. Though 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 from 8:30 am-12:00 pm, on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays.

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.

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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