Frequently Asked Questions
Upon meeting with the Volunteer Resources Department, a list of current volunteer opportunities within the organization will be provided to applicants. The one common thread that ties every volunteer together is that each is a lifelong learner, wishing to share his or her love of science, technology, engineering and math with our guests.
If you are interested in volunteering for the Orlando Science Center, then we have a position for you! Volunteer opportunities generally focus on facilitating in our exhibit halls to inspire our guests to learn and have fun. Please note that volunteer opportunities arise as new programs and projects develop at the Science Center.
Training is an essential and mandatory part of being a volunteer at the Orlando Science Center. All volunteers must attend a one-day training and orientation session, as well as additional training as necessary to work in particular areas of the Science Center.
Candidates must complete a Volunteer Application and send it to the Volunteer Resources Department. Each applicant will be contacted individually to learn more about the volunteer program and the organization’s current needs.
Adult Volunteers at the Orlando Science Center must be at least 18 years old and no longer in high school. The Science Center has a Youth Volunteer Program for candidates 13-17 years old or 18-year-olds still in high school.
First and foremost, as a good volunteer, you must be passionate about the area in which you will be assisting. Each volunteer must love learning and educating. Good Science Center volunteers do their best to ensure that each visitor’s experience exceeds all expectations.
Science Center volunteers work with people of all ages and personalities, so good candidates must be patient with visitors, as well as energetic and passionate about the topics they will be discussing with young children and families.
Overall, good volunteers will care about the community in which they’ll be investing their resources. They’ll be creating a positive work environment and a valuable learning atmosphere for every visitor.
Volunteers are required to commit to at least 6 months of service for a minimum of 8 hours a month.
Volunteers may park in the main parking garage off of Princeton Street, which is attached to the Science Center. Volunteers park for free while they are working or attending trainings.
Volunteers get valuable benefits in exchange for the donation of their time and skills at the Science Center.
- Complimentary tickets to the Orlando Science Center
- Discounts in the Science Store and Subway™
- Free OSC membership based on hours of service