How much science do I need to know? As a volunteer, your role is to make visitors feel excited, inspired, and curious about science. An understanding of basic concepts is useful for certain positions but not necessary. If you have a passion for learning, we can provide resources to you.
How much time will I need to commit to volunteering at Kentucky Science Center? Volunteers are required to attend a mandatory orientation and training session prior to beginning any recurring volunteer opportunity. While some opportunities only require day-of instruction, others need more in-depth training. You will be able to work with your assigned department to determine the duration of your service and the frequency of your shifts to maximize your training time investment.
When can I volunteer? Kentucky Science Center offers opportunities to volunteer year-round. A department’s need for volunteers can fluctuate throughout the year based on need. Because of this, we have varying service commitment levels available. You have the option of volunteering for single events like our Science Celebrations or you can commit to volunteering for weeks or months at a time.
I am volunteering for a school or extracurricular requirement; can you verify that I volunteered? Yes. On all applications you will have the option of letting us know that you are volunteering for school or extracurricular credit. Once you have completed the shifts agreed upon by you and your department lead and provided you have upheld the expectations of all Kentucky Science Center volunteers, we are more than happy to provide documentation of your service.
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