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1500 E. Main St
Ashland, Oregon 97520
Phone: 5414826767
Email: info@scienceworksm. . .
Hours: Every Day, 10 am - 6 pm, Memorial Day - Labor Day

Volunteering at ScienceWorks

Current volunteers, sign in here.

New Volunteer Spring Orientation, April 16th & 17th!

Saturday, April 16th, 10:00am - 4:00pm AND Sunday, April 17th, 10:00am-4:00pm (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 12 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 Orientation!

2016 Summer Internship Program

ScienceWorks is offering a limited number of summer internships for students, ages 14 and older, who are 
interested in science, developing new skills that can be applied personally and professionally, having fun and
giving back to the community.  Internships will be held between June 11th and September 11th.
Each Intern will complete a minimum of 50 hours of volunteer service that includes:
  • Attending a mandatory training on Saturday, June 4 2016, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • 20 hours as a Teaching Assistant during one of our week-long summer camps
  • 24 hours as a Museum Exhibit Interpreter and/or Science Activities Presenter OR a possibility of assisting with a second summer camp
To apply: Complete the application at the bottom of this page and return to Greg Dills, Volunteer Coordinator, by April 29, 2016
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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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2016 Summer Internship Program.pdf

  Submit your completed application and cover letter by April 29, 2016.

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