Volunteer

Become a Volunteer!

If you like having fun and meeting new people, become a volunteer at Great Lakes Science Center. You don't have to be a scientist to be part of our team!


We have volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

Guest Engagement 
Volunteers in our guest engagement department help guests in the center’s galleries including the NASA Glenn Visitor Center, BioMedTech Gallery, Steamship William G. Mather and more. Volunteers assist visitors of all ages to gain an understanding of science concepts by facilitating hand-on-activities, informal demonstrations with our mobile cart activities or formal demonstrations on stage. Volunteers are asked to make a minimum commitment of one 4-hour shift per week for 3 months. Some college preferred.

Guest Services
Great customer service is crucial for our guests' experience. Guest Service volunteers work at the information desk and provide excellent customer service by proactively solving problems and answering questions about the Science Center, its programs and events. They are knowledgeable about the Science Center and surrounding areas. Guest Service volunteers answer phones, check tickets and wristbands, give directions and act as greeters. Great Lakes Science Center asks volunteers to make a minimum commitment of one 4-hour shift per week for 3 months. Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age.

Administrative and Clerical Support
Projects include data entry, packet assembly, mailings and shredding. These projects are only available on a limited basis and are done Monday – Friday during business hours.

Facilities and Maintenance
Help with painting, electrical, plumbing and other small repairs, plus help with moving materials and furniture as needed. Volunteers must be 18 years of age and capable of lifting 50 pounds.

MORE ON OUR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM
Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and have completed eighth grade. Some opportunities require additional experience and education. All applicants are interviewed and background checked to ensure a comfortable fit for both the volunteer and the Science Center.

Please note some volunteer opportunities may not be available at the time you apply. If you are interested in learning more about our program(s) or to find current volunteer positions please email volunteer@glsc.org.

Volunteers receive the following benefits:
• Free parking in our attached parking garage
• 10% discount at the Museum Store and the Elements Café
• Great Lakes Science Center volunteer t-shirt

STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
We currently do not have any internship opportunities available. Please check back soon.

 

Fill out our volunteer application.