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Teen Volunteers

The application period for the Teen Volunteer Program is closed for Summer 2016. We had over 250 applicants for 100 spaces! Please check back in March 2017 for next year’s opportunities.

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, gain job skills, and learn about communicating science to the public. Volunteering here will give teens great experience in public speaking, education, customer service, and general job skills. 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:

  • Able to attend the Teen Orientation on May 15, 2017
  • Entering 9th grade or above
  • Able to work an average of one four-hour shift per week (June–August)
  • Able to show interest in topics related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics
  • Committed to working with our visitors, some of whom are families with children
  • Complete all forms required and comply with volunteer processes described on your Teen Volunteer Handbook.
  • Volunteer work will include:
    • Facilitating hands-on engineering activities in our Design Quest, our featured experience, or in the Ingenuity Lab, an engineering design space
    • Assisting staff in delivery of Summer Science Fun Days, our themed summer activities
    • Providing enthusiastic, quality customer service.

Summer 2017 Recruitment

The application period for the Teen Volunteer Program is closed for 2016. We had over 250 applicants for 100 spaces! Please check back in March 2017 for next year’s opportunities.

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Adult Volunteers

Share your enthusiasm for science and spark the imagination of visiting families and schoolchildren.

Apply Today

Adults (18+) can apply by submitting this application.

Our adult volunteer orientation was on Saturday, November 12, 10am–1pm. A volunteer orientation make-up session will be offered, Friday November 18, 2pm–5pm. Sign up today to attend!

The Volunteer Orientation is a three-hour event that allows new volunteers to hear about the Hall programs, mission and different volunteer opportunities. It provides new volunteers with a chance to learn about the benefits and/or challenges of volunteering for the Hall. They will be able to talk to current volunteers and see them in action facilitating in some of the areas that they will be able to choose from.

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 volunteer shifts and activities
  • Complete all forms required and comply with volunteer processes described in the Adult Volunteer Handbook

Interested? Submit this application and save the date for the next volunteer orientation. Email Veronica Urdaneta or call her at (510) 643-3849.