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Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy.Philadelphia, PA 19103


Investigation station is a drop-in activity where visitors can ask open-ended questions, design experiments, manipulate variables, and use scientific tools. Volunteers serve as science facilitators, sparking excitement, curiosity, and an appreciation for science. Topics at the station rotate monthly, and are based on the Academy’s natural science collections and research.

Responsibilities and Essential Functions:

  • Attend the volunteer training session(s) for the station
  • Sign-up and commit to a volunteer schedule
  • Attend assigned station on time
  • Complete 4 hours per week for this position for minimum 100 hours
  • Become familiar with the museum, it's research, and it's exhibits and programs
  • Adhere to Academy Policies (outlined in the Volunteer Handbook you will receive)
  • Be happy, helpful, and courteous to all visitors, staff and fellow volunteers
  • Care and upkeep of department equipment and materials
  • Help staff develop and design new science activities for the public


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Background in STEM preferred, (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and especially the Natural Sciences. Strong interest in the Academy’s Mission (We advance research, education, and public engagement in biodiversity and environmental science)
  • Candidates should be outgoing, enthusiastic, energetic, and able to volunteer in a busy space
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for teaching people of all backgrounds - especially children
  • Reliable, punctual, and with good attendance
  • Ability to take direction
  • Enjoy learning new information
  • Demonstrate maturity, common sense, flexibility, and reliability
  • Must be physically able to be active for up to 4-5 hours


  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Customer Service

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Complete 4 hours per week for this position.

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