20 November 2009
Posted in Adult Volunteers
Frequently Asked Questions
Who volunteers at the Orlando Science Center?
Upon meeting with the Manager of Volunteer Resources a list of current volunteer opportunities within the organization will be provided to applicants. The one common thread that ties every volunteer together is that each is a lifelong learner, wishing to share his or her love of science, technology, engineering, and math with every visitor.
What kinds of opportunities are there at the museum?
If you are interested in volunteering for the Orlando Science Center, then we have a position for you! Please note that other volunteer opportunities not listed arise as new programs and projects arrive at the museum.
Do I need training?
Training is an essential and mandatory part of being a volunteer at the Orlando Science Center. All volunteers must attend a one day training and orientation session as well as additional training as necessary to work in particular areas of the Science Center.
What are the steps in becoming an adult volunteer?
One must complete a Volunteer Application and send it to the Manager of Volunteer Resources. Then each applicant will be contacted individually to learn more about the volunteer program and the organization’s current needs.
How old do you have to be to in order to volunteer at the Orlando Science Center?
You must be at least 13 years old in order to start volunteering.
What qualities does a good Orlando Science Center volunteer possess?
First and foremost, as a good volunteer, you must be passionate about the area in which you will be assisting. Each volunteer must love learning and educating. Good museum volunteers do their best to ensure that each visitor's experience exceeds all expectations.
Science Museum volunteers work with people of all ages and personalities, so good candidates must be patient with visitors,as well as energetic and passionate about the topics they will be discussing with young children and families.
Overall, good volunteers will care about the community in which they'll be investing their resources. They'll be creating a positive work environment and a valuable learning atmosphere for every visitor.
How much of a commitment does the museum expect out of me?Volunteers are required to commit to at least 6 months of service for a minimum of 6 hours a month.
Where do I park while working at the Orlando Science Center? Will I have to pay for parking?
Volunteers may park in the main parking garage off of Princeton, which is attached to the Science Center. Volunteers park for free while they are working or attending trainings.
Are there any benefits for volunteering at the Science Museum?
Volunteers get valuable benefits in exchange for the donation of their time and skills at the museum.
- Complimentary Tickets to the Orlando Science Center
- Discounts in the Science Store and Subway™
- Free family membership after 100 hours of service