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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1 Centennial DriveBerkeley, CA 94720


Share your enthusiasm for science and spark the imagination of visiting families and schoolchildren.

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  • Help kids and families with hands-on science activities at our many special events
  • Deliver demonstrations on our state-of-the-art Science On a Sphere (SOS)(r)*
  • Work with families in our Ingenuity Lab* and Animal Discovery Room*
  • During the school year, assist our instructors in our school classes and outreach*
  • Be an ambassador of our center and programs out in the community or here at the Hall
  • Weekday or weekend shifts are available
Apply Today

Adults (18+) can apply by submitting this application.

Adult volunteer orientations are offered monthly from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

The Volunteer Orientation is a two-hour event for new volunteers to learn about the Hall’s mission, programs, and different volunteer opportunities. It provides new volunteers with a chance to learn about the benefits and/or challenges of volunteering for the Hall. Volunteers will take a tour of the Hall, talk to current volunteers, and see them in action facilitating in some of the areas where they will be working.

Benefits of Volunteering
  • Receive a 20% discount at the Discovery Corner Toy and Book Store
  • Earn an Family museum membership after 100 hours of service
  • Visit the Lawrence Hall of Science without paying general admission or show fees
  • Know that you helped excite a child’s desire to learn math and science
What is the Commitment?
  • Available 3-6 hours per month for a minimum of 60 hours (*core opportunities require 2 shifts and 6 hours per month)
  • Access to email communication
  • Regular and active participation in volunteer shifts and activities
  • Complete all forms required and comply with volunteer processes described in our Adult Volunteer Handbook.

Interested? Submit this application and save the date for the next volunteer orientation. Email Veronica Urdaneta or call her at (510) 643-3849.


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Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Opportunities available weekdays and weekends
  • Complete online application

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