Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
12:15 PM
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week from 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Tickets can be purchased online.

Summer Volunteen Program

Summer Volunteen Program

The Summer Volunteen Program is back at Kentucky Science Center! This year’s 8-week program runs from June 5th through July 28th, 2023.

The Volunteen Program encourages teens to become engaged with their community by sharing hands-on Do Science opportunities with our guests that uphold the values of Kentucky Science Center.

During your times as a Volunteen, you will create new friendships with members of your cohort, develop professional relationships with Kentucky Science Center staff, become familiar with the day-to-day operations of your assigned department, and be given the opportunity to make a difference in the lives and experiences of our guests.

Learn about program requirements, expectations, and more at the links below. Applications close on Friday, March 31st at 11:59PM.

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Volunteen Positions

Visitor Services

Utilize your customer service skills alongside Kentucky Science Center staff to provide our guests with a positive Do Science experience.

Gain valuable experience in next-level customer service perfect for future careers in nonprofit work. Volunteens will work with team members in the Visitor Services department to assist guests and promote memberships and other services on offer at Kentucky Science Center. Volunteens will be challenged to step out of their comfort zone and engage effectively with fellow team members and guests of all ages. Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Tidying up the lunchroom after camp/school groups
  • Promoting movies, gift shop items, and memberships
  • Stocking and cleaning up the gift shop
  • Assisting in facilitation of films in our 4-story theater

Shifts are from 10AM-2PM and are available Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.

Volunteens in this department will earn a total of 32 hours by the end of the program.

Education and Facilitation

Explore our 50,000 square feet of fun every day with our guests as you give them the tools they need to Do Science.

Be a part of a team of brilliant scientists at Kentucky Science Center! Engage with guests and provide hands-on opportunities to Do Science. Volunteens will learn how to facilitate activities and how to encourage guests to participate in experiments, interact with Science Center exhibits, and discover that science is all around us! Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  •  Assisting with walk-up activities
  • Engaging guests in the exhibit experience through invitation, enhancement, and activity extensions
  • Restaging exhibits

Shifts are from 10AM-3PM and are available Monday through Friday.

Volunteens in this department will earn a total of 40 hours by the end of the program.

School's Out Science Camp

Grab your gloves and goggles as you Do Science in the classroom!

Do you have a passion for helping train the next generation of scientists? Grab your gloves and goggles as you help Do Science in the classroom! Learn the fundamentals of classroom management as you gain experience with children in grades Pre-K through 5th.  Volunteens will collaborate with other teachers and counselors on class curriculum and share your love for learning! Responsibilities may include but are not limited to:

  • Leading a class with the support of seasonal staff members
  • Assisting teachers and counselors in the classroom
  • Set up/tear down of classrooms, lunchrooms, registration, and check out
  • Assisting with the registration or check-out process

Shifts are from 10AM-5PM and are available Monday through Friday.

Volunteens in this department will earn a total of 56 hours by the end of the program.

Important Program Dates

  • March 31st: Applications close
  • April 14th: Interview selection notification
  • April 27th and 29th: Interviews
  • May 10th: Program selection notification
  • May 27th: Mandatory orientation/training
  • June 5th: Program begins
  • July 28th: Program ends; recognition ceremony and overnight event

Learn More

Interested in hearing testimonials from previous Volunteens? Check out this video!