Frequently Asked Questions


When can a youth become a volunteer at the Science Center?

We have volunteer opportunities for youth age 13 and older.


How does the application process work?

To be considered for our youth volunteer program, the youth volunteer coordinator must first receive the following:

  1. A volunteer application.
  2. A letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach, music instructor, religious leader, etc.
  3. A copy of the applicant’s most recent report card showing a GPA of at least 2.5. (If you do not receive report cards or if you do not have a GPA of at least 2.5, we will accept a second letter of recommendation.)

After receiving the volunteer application and supplemental materials, the youth volunteer coordinator will contact the volunteer to discuss interests and provide information on any upcoming group interviews.


What type of commitment is expected from a Science Center volunteer?

Volunteers during the school year commit to a fall or spring session. The spring session runs January – May, and the fall session runs September – December.

During the summer, we have several programs with specific attendance requirements which are listed on the Summer Volunteers page of our website.


How many days per month can individuals volunteer?

During the school year, Star Volunteers help with special events as they become available, and Star Volunteers must be willing to volunteer for at least one special event each session. Red Giant volunteers are required to serve two weekend days (Saturday or Sunday) each month from 11am-4pm for the duration of the session.

During the summer, we have several programs with specific attendance requirements which are listed on the Summer Volunteers page of our website.


How will a youth volunteer be placed?

Each applicant should familiarize himself or herself with the different opportunities on the Youth Volunteers and Summer Volunteers pages of our website prior to applying. After discussing your interests with the youth volunteer coordinator, youth volunteers will be placed accordingly. The needs of the organization will also be considered when determining where youth will volunteer.


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