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
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.

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.

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 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, 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.

We offer a number of internships in marketing, education, and more. Internships are project-based. 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