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Volunteer Opportunities

DSC Volunteer Opportunities

The Da Vinci Science Center offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for people ages 15 and up. These exciting opportunities welcome volunteers who enjoy working with people while bringing science to life and lives to science.

2017 Adult Volunteer Opportunities

At the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, we have the most fun with science.  We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us bring science to life on our exhibit floor and assist with our public programs.  Come join our Da Vinci Volunteer Team and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.  We are now accepting Volunteer Applications for Summer 2017.




Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

  • Applicants must be available on May 10 & May 11 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. for a group interview.
  • Applicants must be available on May 13 from 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. for orientation.
  • Applicants must be willing to serve at least four (4) consecutive hours when scheduled.
  • Checks of Pennsylvania Child Abuse Record and Pennsylvania Criminal Record Background required for all volunteers.

2017 Summer Teen Volunteer Program

Application Closed for the Summer Teen Volunteer Program – Please check back for 2017 Fall / Winter Volunteer Opportunities – Have a great summer.

Exhibit Floor Volunteers: Our exhibit floor volunteers are enthusiastic, curious people who inspire our visitors to enjoy the wonders of science around them. Volunteers will be running live science demonstrations at Inquiry Island, facilitating marine tank activities, and assisting on the exhibit floor. These volunteers should enjoy working with people and have an interest in learning how to engage groups and families in science experiments.

Summer Camp Volunteers: Our Summer Camp volunteers enjoy bringing science to life. They should enjoy working with children of all ages in a high energy environment. Volunteers will assist the lead counselor with lessons and camp games.









Application Deadline: April 30, 2017

  • Teen Applicant must be 15 years old by May 31, 2017.
  • Applicants must be available on May 10 & May 11 from 4 p.m. – 5 p.m. for a group interview.
  • Summer Camp Volunteers must be available on June 4 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. for orientation.
  • Exhibit Floor Volunteers must be available on June 19 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for orientation.
  • Applicants must be willing to serve at least four (4) consecutive hours when scheduled.
  • Checks of Pennsylvania Child Abuse Record and Pennsylvania Criminal Record Background required for all volunteers.

Additional Volunteer Opportunities for Adults

  • Exhibit Floor Volunteers: Enthusiastic, curious people who inspire visitors to enjoy the wonders of science around them. These volunteers should be comfortable speaking with individuals and groups and be able to work on the exhibit floor for up to four consecutive hours.
  • Volunteer Staff Assistants: People who work in the Center’s offices on a variety of tasks – including sorting and counting materials, copying, cutting patterns, tracing, and laminating. These volunteers should be able to execute repeated hand work carefully and to pay attention to details.
  • Volunteer Facility and Exhibit Technicians: People who repair exhibits and program pieces and help construct educational devices. These volunteers should be able to work independently and possess the ability to be creative in problem-solving and developing solutions. The ability to lift 20-30 pounds is helpful, but not essential.
  • Volunteer Office Clerk: People who have some office/clerical experience in data entry, filing, organizing, working with spreadsheets, some computer skills, making phone calls, and other clerical duties. These volunteers should be able to use a computer, keyboard, mouse, copier, scanner, and printer. The ability to lift 15 – 20 pounds is preferred, but not essential.
  • All Da Vinci Science Center adult volunteers will be required to volunteer for at least 36 hours over a three-month period and complete the clearance process.

 


Contact @DSC: Joan K. Amaya, 484.664.1002, Ext. 129

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