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Volunteers at the Michigan Science Center assist with a wide range of projects and service needs that suit multiple levels of engagement with us and our visitors. Opportunities are designed for teams of volunteers but also individuals who commit to regularly volunteer. Many are selected through an interview process and trained in the MiSci system while other groups partner with us for one day events.

If you’re an individual looking to join the Michigan Science Center team as a volunteer, please fill out this form so we can find a great role for you!

If you’d like to partner with us for a one-time volunteering event or series of events, whether it be with your company or group, please contact us directly by emailing Volunteers@Mi-Sci.org or calling 313.494.5307.

If you are a current MiSci volunteer, please log in here.

Ways to Volunteer

The Michigan Science Center is a dynamic, hands-on museum that inspires curious minds of all ages to discover, explore and appreciate STEM. Our volunteers empower and enrich all children and all communities to learn in a variety of ways. Whatever your interests, we have a great volunteer position for you. Consider applying for one of these individual roles.

Explainer

(4 month minimum commitment of 4 hours a month)

Volunteers are the front line team creating moments of education and inspiration every day. They can be trained on volunteering in just one area or can learn them all. At our Explainer Station, volunteers engage guests with STEM tabletop activities. In the Smithsonian Spark!Lab, volunteers facilitate inquiry-based discovery using creative methods to inspire and encourage interest in the invention process, helping children create a vehicle, build a skyscraper, or make an object fly. In BASF Kids’ Lab, volunteers assist in leading hour-long chemistry workshops. In Kids Town, volunteers foster positive attitudes toward science and build the foundation for more sophisticated learning in our specialized learning area for children ages 5 and under.

   Guest Greeter

(4 month minimum commitment of 4 hours a month)

Volunteers enhance the guest experience and provide friendly customer service, greeting all visitors with a welcoming demeanor and helping them navigate the museum.

Experience Engineer

(Minimum of a Six-Month minimum commitment)

Volunteers lend their time and hands-on technical skills to guide the improvement and maintenance of a variety of exhibits, equipment, and systems.

Administrative Assistant

(4 month minimum commitment of 4 hours a month)

Volunteers lend their time and skills to finishing office projects such as data entry, shredding, and organization tasks.

You are an Element of Success!

Volunteers at the Michigan Science Center earn special Element Pins for volunteering 50, 100, or 200 hours in a calendar year. Volunteers who reach these levels of hours also have their name displayed on a Wall of Names right next our corporate and individual donors.

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