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:

Visitor and School Engagement
Volunteers in our visitor and school engagement department engage 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
These volunteers enrich the experience for our visitors by answering questions, providing information and directions, as well as checking tickets and answering phones at the information desk and ticket checking locations. Great Lakes Science Center asks volunteers to make a minimum commitment of one 4-hour shift per week for 3 months. Volunteers must be 17 years of age.

Science Camp
Science Day Camp volunteers help facilitate camp activities and operations. Volunteers monitor groups of campers and act as role models for appropriate behavior and safety. Applications must be submitted no later than November 7, 2014 for Winter Break Camps. Interviews will be scheduled after school on November 18, 19 and 20 until 5:30 pm. Mandatory training will be held at Great Lakes Science Center on December 17 from 6 - 8 pm.

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 15 years of age and have completed eighth grade. Some opportunities require additional experience and education. All applicants are interviewed 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, call the volunteer office at 216-696-5339 or 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

Fill out our volunteer application.

STUDENT INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
Internships are available to currently enrolled college students only. We offer a number of internships in marketing, education, and more. Internships are project-based and require a preset schedule of not less than 15 hours per week. For additional information, contact volunteer@glsc.org. Interested candidates should submit current resume and letter of interest to volunteer@glsc.org or mail to:

Great Lakes Science Center Volunteer Office 
601 Erieside Avenue 
Cleveland, Ohio 44114