Interested in Volunteering at Discovery?

Discovery is looking for volunteers in the Town Center and teaching labs to provide the essential and dynamic role of engaging visitors of all ages in the educational niches and features within the Town Center and teaching labs.

Volunteer in the Town Center and teaching labs and engage visitors in the process of discovery!

Who can volunteer?

Any adult in the community who is passionate about science, education and art is invited to volunteer! We welcome all skill levels and experience and will provide the training you need to help us create the best visitor experience. Volunteers will work primarily with visitors and the positions require an outgoing and upbeat personality.
 

What volunteer opportunities are available?

Immediate Volunteer Needs

Field Trip Assistant
Teaching aides will provide hands-on assistance in the three teaching labs at Discovery.
*Desired Qualifications: Interest in and knowledge about science education, teaching experience and a love of teaching and learning.

Saturday Science Assistant
Assist with Saturday Science program the first Saturday of every month from 9:45 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. Duties include assisting presenters with demonstrations, wayfinding and engaging visitors.
*Desired Qualifications: Outgoing and flexible personality.

Future Volunteer Needs

Volunteer Administration/Coordination
The Town Center relies on volunteers to make the program experience meaningful and fun for participants. Help lead, organize and schedule volunteer teams for various programs throughout the year. Help maintain the volunteer database and assist planning volunteer appreciation events.
*Desired Qualifications: Outgoing, personable, organized, detail oriented and familiar with computer databases.

Summer Science Program
Assist with Summer Science Program June 18–August 14, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 2 to 4 p.m. Duties include assisting presenters with demonstrations, wayfinding and engaging visitors.
*Desired Qualifications: Outgoing and flexible personality.

Wisconsin Science Festival 2014
The next Wisconsin Science Festival will take place October 16–19, 2014. Most volunteers will work at the festival’s main location in Madison at the Wisconsin Institutes for Discovery building. Opportunities include:

  • Setup crew
  • Town Center guides
  • Survey takers
  • Exploration booth support
  • Information station staff

 

What time commitment do volunteers need to make?

Volunteers are encouraged to make an ongoing commitment and to be actively engaged in the Town Center. A variety of schedules and programs allow for various schedules and levels of commitment. Volunteers can sign up for the same time every week, every month or as their schedule and Town Center needs permit.
 

Volunteer Application

Please use this link to apply:

Volunteer Sign Up