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Today’s Hours

Volunteer

DIY Educator

Work on a team to facilitate the running of The Shed, a maker space exhibit geared towards children in second grade and above. Interact with children, their families, and school groups as they learn by doing. Engage groups with fun, hands-on STEAM activities and support the daily operation of this makerspace.

Duties:

  • Support children’s learning through exploring hands-on activities
  • Assist in prototyping program components
  • Provide excellent customer service
  • Assist with cleaning, maintenance, and repair tasks within The Shed

Required Skills:

  • Experience working with young children in a group setting
  • Friendly, pleasant demeanor; at ease with people of all ages
  • Flexibility
  • Experience and/or interest in at least one of the following areas: wood working with hand or power tools, electronics and soldering, hand or machine sewing, making molds and casting various materials. If you have some other handy skill, please let us know!

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand for periods of time up to one hour
  • Ability to work with children at their eye level (i.e. ability to get onto the floor and up again)
  • Ability to lift up to fifty pounds

Training:

Provided by Shed Staff and DIY Manager.

Schedule:

4-hour shifts are available Wednesday through Sunday.

Minimum Commitment:

Two consistent 4-hour shifts per month, for a minimum of six months. A willingness to volunteer for additional hours is always welcome!

Interested?

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, by phone 410-779-1627  or email volunteers@mdsci.org to find out if the position you’re interested in is accepting volunteers at this time.

To apply for a volunteer position, please download and fill out the adult volunteer application and return by email to volunteers@mdsci.org.