Interested in Volunteering at Discovery?

We are always looking for new team members and you don’t have to be a scientist! As long as you are passionate about learning, you belong here.

As a Wisconsin Science Festival or Town Center volunteer, you’ll spend your time running fun, interesting activities that invite guests of all ages to keep discovering.

Anyone can volunteer

The Town Center volunteer program welcomes high school and college students, adults and many community or corporate groups. If you want to know more about group volunteer experiences, please contact Lily Grant at 608.316.4662

Volunteer at the Wisconsin Science Festival: October 16-19

For four days, you can celebrate science, arts and the humanities in the Town Center at the Discovery Building with us. This is our biggest event of the year with more than 250 volunteer shifts!

Jobs include:

  • Festival Prep Assistants
  • Information Guides
  • Discovery Expo Assistants
  • Festival Archivists

Year-Round Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Science: You’ll welcome visitors, run programs and experiments, and keep everything going smoothly. These shifts are available on the first Saturday of every month, from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Afterschool Expeditions and Summer Science: You'll engage kids in science, engineering, art and more!  Afterschool Expeditions shifts run Mondays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. during the academic year.

Education Assistants: You'll work with K-12 students visiting for field trips and summer camps in the teaching labs at Discovery. This position is perfect if you have an interest in science and passion for learning and usually involves daytime weekday shifts.

Presentations and Talks: The Town Center hosts unique programs and talks for adults like Science Café and SoundWaves. You can enjoy the program, learn something new and volunteer, all at the same time!

Learn more about the programs offered at the Discovery Building.