Share your enthusiasm for science and spark the imagination of visiting families and schoolchildren.
- Help kids and families with hands-on science activities at our many special events
- Deliver demonstrations on our state-of-the-art Science On a Sphere (SOS)®*
- Work with families in our Ingenuity Lab* and Animal Discovery Room*
- During the school year, assist our instructors in our school classes and outreach*
- Be an ambassador of our center and programs out in the community or here at the Hall
- Weekday or weekend shifts are available
Adults (18+) can apply by submitting this application.
We will have our next adult orientation on Saturday (1/23) from 10am-12pm.
Benefits of Volunteering
- Receive a 20% discount at the Discovery Corner Toy and Book Store
- Earn an Family museum membership after 100 hours of service
- Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science without paying general admission or show fees
- Know that you helped excite a child’s desire to learn math and science
What is the Commitment?
- Available 3–6 hours per month for a minimum of 60 hours (*core opportunities require 2 shifts and 6 hours per month)
- Access to email communication
- Regular and active participation in volunteershifts and activities
The Lawrence Hall of Science Teen Program engages a robust group of 100 teens working in various teaching labs and exhibit spaces. We are currently at capacity and are not recruiting for Summer 2015. Please email the Teen Volunteer office to be placed on the list to receive more information about a possible recruit for next summer 2016.
For more information on the program, please read below.
The Lawrence Hall of Science has a fun and dynamic program for teens. All teens enter the program in May, volunteering on the exhibit floor for the summer. This is a great way for teens to fulfill community service requirements, get job skills, and learn about communicating science to the public. Volunteering here will give you skills in public speaking, education, customer service and general job skills to name a few. Volunteers will work with Hall staff, UC Berkeley college interns and other teens from all around the Bay Area.
Teen applicants must meet the following criteria
- Entering 9th grade or above.
- Able to work an average of one shift per week (June–August).
- Able to show interest in topics related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics.
- Committed to working with our visitors that include families with children.
- Volunteer work will include:
- Facilitating hands-on engineering activities in our Ingenuity Lab, an engineering design space.
- Assisting staff in delivery of Summer Science Fun Days, our themed Wednesday activities.
- Providing quality customer service.