Volunteering at LSC
Frequently Asked Questions

How many hours am I required to volunteer?

Liberty Science Center asks for a commitment of at least 150 hours, including training. However, many volunteers contribute hours and days beyond the minimum requirement and return year after year.

How old must I be to volunteer?

Volunteers must be 14 years of age to volunteer independently in our exhibits. Children between the ages of 10-13 can volunteer with a family member.

What happens after I submit my volunteer application?

After you submit your application, it will be reviewed. If qualified, you should receive an e-mail within two weeks inviting you to a volunteer interview. If accepted into the program, you will need to attend a two-day training session. Once you have started you will shadow an experienced volunteer until you are comfortable working on your own. The entire application and training process takes approximately one month.

Is there a volunteer uniform?

Yes. Volunteers are required to wear a purple Liberty Science Center shirt and yellow lanyard (which we will supply) so that you are easy to identify on our exhibit floors. Volunteers are also asked to wear khaki pants and brown or black shoes. We recommend purchasing comfortable shoes as well as a watch to wear during your volunteer shift.

Does Liberty Science Center offer any benefits to their volunteers?

We recognize the tremendous value that volunteers provide through their time and talents. The benefit package we offer reflects our commitment to our volunteers and sincere gratitude for their service.

Benefits include:

  • Flexible schedules
  • Complimentary exhibition and theater passes
  • Public transportation or toll reimbursement for those who qualify
  • Discounts on purchases in Connections: The Store and our cafe
  • Annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner
  • Free coffee and tea
  • The opportunity to meet and make new friends
  • Lifelong learning opportunities
  • Resume-building experiences
  • Regular updates on programs and exhibits
  • Access to educational and recreational programming
  • Opportunities to apply for open full-time and part-time positions
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program, a confidential, toll-free number to call for personal problems, open 24/7

Who can volunteer?

Almost anyone!

FAMILIES - Spend quality time with your children (ages 10-13) while sharing your love of science with guests. All family members must fill out a volunteer application and attend a volunteer interview.

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS - Complete your community service hours for school, develop communication skills and make new friends while learning about science in a fun environment. Volunteer experience looks great on your college applications. High School students must be at least 14 years of age to volunteer independently.

COLLEGE STUDENTS - Looking to gain work experience or need to fulfill an internship requirement? Volunteer in a unique setting that will help you gain skills that you can take into the workforce. Interested in an internship? Please visit our intern page to see the various different internships we offer.

ADULTS - Give back to your community and expand your knowledge of science by becoming a volunteer. Looking to re-enter the work force with new skills? Volunteering will help you make new connections and keep your resume current.

RETIREES - Use acquired life and career skills, meet others who love science, share common passions, make new friends and impart your knowledge onto the next generation.

CORPORATE SUPPORTERS - Liberty Science Center welcomes corporate volunteerism to current Corporate Members or Partners. To learn more about how to support us, please visit our Corporate Support page.