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1500 E. Main St
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: 5414826767
Email: info@scienceworksm. . .
Hours: Wed - Sun, 10 am - 5 pm

Volunteering at ScienceWorks

Current volunteers, sign in here.

New Volunteer Fall Orientation, October 24th & 25th!

Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am - 4:30pm AND Sunday, October 25th, 10:00am-4:30pm (2 full-day training w/lunch provided)

You don't have to be a scientist to play an important role on our team. You'll find that sharing your time and talent as a ScienceWorks volunteer is as rewarding as it is fun. Learn to run the Painting Pendulum, be an Exhibit Interpreter, or lead Educational Activities!  This is a 2 full-day training/orientation with lunch provided both days (the 13 hour training is required to become a volunteer at ScienceWorks).

The 2-day training will include sessions on:
  • ScienceWorks philosophy and behind the scenes
  • Inquiry-based learning techniques
  • How to work with visitors
  • Training on activities and exhibit interpretation
  • A mini Tinkering workshop with our Director of Education
Volunteers opportunities currently available include:
  • office assistant
  • outreach team member
  • social media team
  • event and fundraising team
  • shop steward
  • exhibit maintenance steward
  • facilities steward
  • Da Vinci's Garage facilitator
  • Parent & Me facilitator
  • Field trip facilitator

Click here to register for the Fall Orientation!

volunteer at ScienceWorks
volunteer at ScienceWorks
A diverse group of over 100 people actively volunteer at ScienceWorks throughout the year. Youth and adult volunteers provide essential services for the museum, and offer a unique Rogue Valley experience to our visitors. Volunteers assist with visiting school groups, present hands-on activities, facilitate visitors’ experiences with the exhibits, help at special events, and work behind the scenes in the office and exhibit shop.

Click here for a list of current volunteer positions.


Adults 18 and over, click here to complete a Volunteer Application Form

Youth 17 and under, click here to complete a Volunteer Application Form.

Volunteer benefits include:

  • ScienceWorks t-shirt after 25 hours of service
  • Family membership after 50 hours of service
  • Discounts on merchandise, birthday parties and summer camps
  • Special recognition events

For more information, please contact or 541 482 6767 ext. 229. Thank you for your interest in volunteering—you bring science to life!


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