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 Discovery volunteer, you’ll spend your time running fun, interesting activities that invite guests of all ages to keep discovering.

Anyone can volunteer

The Discovery 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 or have any questions, please contact Elise Crone at 608.316.4662.

To get started, all you need to do is create your online volunteer profile and attend a one-time volunteer training session.

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 Expeditions: 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, and Summer Expeditions runs Thursdays from 1:30 to 3:30 during the summer.

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!

Wisconsin Science Festival: You’ll help make the festival at the Discovery Building a success by greeting guests, running activities and answering questions. These shifts are available during the festival in the fall; the 2015 festival was held October 22-25.

Learn more about the programs offered at the Discovery Building.