Catalyst Youth Volunteers

As a Catalyst Youth Volunteer, you have the opportunity to work closely with children and families to create a fun learning environment.

Orlando Science Center’s Catalyst Youth Volunteer Program operates year-round, and many of our volunteers return year after year. Volunteering at Orlando Science Center satisfies most middle school and high school community service requirements, and your dedication will make a difference in our community!

Volunteering at Orlando Science Center will help you build skills, make friends, and create opportunities to continue learning and growing.

The Catalyst Youth Volunteer Program is highly competitive and requires a complete online application to be considered. Due to the limited volunteer positions available, Orlando Science Center may not be able to select all applicants for a team. Current Catalyst Youth Volunteers have priority over new applicants to continue into upcoming sessions.

Applications for the Catalyst Youth Volunteer Program typically open twice a year for the Summer Season and School Year Season.

Applications for the School Year Session are now open!

The application will close on Monday, August 9 at 5:00 p.m.

Youth Visitor Experience Volunteers

Youth Visitor Experience Volunteers serve as facilitators throughout the Orlando Science Center, performing science demonstrations for guests and inspiring science learning in our exhibit halls.

Volunteers on this team work with people of all ages, backgrounds, and interests and are integral in creating positive learning experiences for our community! Volunteers on this team commit to serving on two weekend days (Saturday or Sunday) each month from 10:00am - 3:00pm between September 2021 through April 2022. Volunteers can schedule their shifts at the end of each month for the upcoming month on a first-come, first-served basis.


  • Must be 13-17 years old (or 18 if still enrolled in high school) at the time of service.
  • Must complete an online application before the application deadline.
  • Must commit to completing necessary training and/or guardian meeting prior to service.

Contact Us

For more information about Orlando Science Center’s Catalyst Youth Volunteer Program, contact the Volunteer Resources Department at 407.514.2070 or fill out the form below.

The Orlando Science Center is committed to building and maintaining a diverse, inclusive, and equitable organization and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. It is the policy of the Orlando Science Center to provide equal opportunities to all qualified applicants and to administer all aspects and conditions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, sexual orientation, marital status, gender identity, gender expression, or any other protected-class status.