Open Daily:
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Current Time:
5:03 AM
Directions:
727 W Main Street
Louisville, KY 40202
(502) 561-6100
KSCInfo@LouisvilleKY.gov
Kentucky Science Center is open 7 days a week, 9:30 AM - 5 PM. Advance tickets are strongly suggested.

Volunteer

Volunteer

Do you believe that Science Matters? Are you a lifelong learner? Share the joys of learning with others, meet new people, and bring positive change to your community by volunteering at Kentucky Science Center!

Kentucky Science Center offers volunteer opportunities for teens (aged 13-17) and adults (18+). Children aged 5-12 are welcome to volunteer with their caregiver’s help. Current opportunities are listed below with contact information. To learn about group volunteer opportunities, contact toph.bryant@louisvilleky.gov.

Please note: All volunteers must have a certification of COVID-19 vaccination on file.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Admission Ambassador Volunteers

REQUIREMENTS: Act as a host and concierge at the Kentucky Science Center, answering general information phone calls and transferring to proper extensions, assisting guests with questions about Kentucky Science Center and other local attractions. Open to anyone ages 13+.

SCHEDULING: Shifts are available seven days a week throughout the year.

HOW TO APPLY: For questions or to apply, email corey.thomas@louisvilleky.gov

 

Lunchroom Volunteers 

REQUIREMENTS: Act as a host for groups using our lower-level lunchroom. Help move lunch bins with sack lunches for appropriate groups and clean and sanitize the tables when they leave. Take out trash. Open to anyone ages 13+.

SCHEDULING: Shifts are between 11-2PM on weekdays throughout the year.

HOW TO APPLY: For questions or to apply, email corey.thomas@louisvilleky.gov

 

Theater Volunteers

REQUIREMENTS: Act as an usher for our 4-Story Digital Theater. Assist guests with tickets, give an introduction and instructions before the film, and answer theater-related questions. Open to anyone ages 13+.

SCHEDULING: Shifts are available seven days a week throughout the year.

HOW TO APPLY: For questions or to apply, email corey.thomas@louisvilleky.gov

 

Floor Program Volunteers

REQUIREMENTS: Assist staff with programming, staging, and exhibit activation. Open to anyone ages 13+.

SCHEDULING: Shifts are available seven days a week throughout the year.

HOW TO APPLY: For questions or to apply, email mira.gentry-johnson@louisvilleky.gov

 

Camp assistant Volunteers

REQUIREMENTS: Assist staff with campers in their classrooms and on the floor. Open to anyone ages 13+.

SCHEDULING: Shifts are available Monday thru Friday from 10AM-4PM during the summer (May 30th-August 5th, 2022).

HOW TO APPLY: For questions or to apply, email amber.sherrard@louisvilleky.gov

 

Volunteer Benefits

  • Parking in the Science Center’s lot (during a volunteer shift)
  • Discounts in the Science Center Gift Shop and Subway
  • Discounts on family membership, science camps, and rentals
  • Free films in our 4-story theater (before or after a volunteer shift)
  • Community service hours or credit
  • Recognition events
  • Networking and experience in a potential career field
  • Free admission to the Kentucky Science Center’s permanent exhibits (20 hours of service)
  • Free Family Membership (active from the Fall Recognition Event, after 100 hours of service)

 

FAQs

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: 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?

Our minimum requirement to be an ongoing volunteer is 2 days per month. Each shift is usually between 4 and 8 hours.

When can I volunteer?

Most of our volunteer opportunities occur during Kentucky Science Center’s normal operating hours. Each volunteer opportunity varies in its scheduling needs. Our program is very flexible and we can work with you to find a fit for your availability.

I need a certain number of volunteer hours. How does that work?

Whenever possible, we will provide documentation of your volunteered hours. The minimum service commitment we suggest to maximize your investment of training time is 100 hours.

 

Current Volunteers:

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