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Volunteer Opportunities

If you love to learn and you care about the way we inspire tomorrow’s scientists today, you should consider becoming a Science Center volunteer! If you have a science background, or even if you don’t, there’s sure to be a match for you. Positions are available in Guest Services, Marketing, Education, and others, and are available on both weekdays and weekends.  We’re just waiting for you to join us as we inspire, empower, and engage in science! 

Volunteer Opportunities

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

All adult volunteer opportunities are shown at the bottom of this page, but not all may be currently accepting volunteers. 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 fill out the adult volunteer application.

  • Free parking while volunteering 
  • Discounts in the Science Store and invitations to special events 
  • All active volunteers receive free membership to the Maryland Science Center at the Adventurer level

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

For those ages 15 – 17, MSC offers seasonal youth volunteer opportunities each Spring and Summer. Gain new skills and explore potential career paths, while contributing to the Science Center’s mission to provide the best of informal, hands-on STEM education. All potential youth volunteers must complete and return a Youth Volunteer Application, indicating what program they’re interested in, along with other program-specific documents, and should be prepared for a potential interview.

Youth volunteer applications for MSC’s annual Camp-In are now open! Camp-In volunteers serve as assistants during the Maryland Science Center’s overnight Camp-In program. Volunteers do not stay overnight; they complete their sessions on Friday or Saturday evenings between 5:00pm and 11:00pm. Volunteers help with check-in, organizing take-home bags, and science-based workshop activities. Volunteers earn up to 6 hours of service credit for each event. We ask that volunteers commit to at least 4 evenings, though more shifts are available. The Camp-In Program runs late January 2023 through early May 2023.

Use the link below to fill out an application. Please e-mail your completed application to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@mdsci.org. If you have any questions, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, by email at volunteers@mdsci.org or by phone at 410-779-1627.

All youth volunteers must: 

  • Work well with children and teenagers
  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Have the ability to follow directions
  • Be comfortable interacting with the public
  • Be adaptable to changing situations
  • Work well independently and in a team atmosphere

Youth Volunteer Application

Group Volunteer Opportunities 

The Maryland Science Center welcomes groups of volunteers for a day of service! Tasks can be indoors or outdoors, working with our Exhibits, Operations, or Education departments. Please note that project availability may vary; please contact us as soon as early as possible to discuss options. 

Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@mdsci.org to arrange. 

 

Adult Volunteer Opportunities