Assistant, Early Childhood Program

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Maryland Science Center

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Early Childhood Program Assistants embody the "Let's Science" attitude of the Maryland Science Center and assist in preparing materials for young children. 'Ready Set Go' is a program that travels from the Maryland Science Center to Head Start classrooms around Baltimore City, presenting science activities to preschool children.


  • Inventory materials, and re-stock as needed
  • Prepare bins of materials for instructors to take to classrooms
  • Unpack instructor bins, clean, and put materials away
  • Prepare take-home activities and materials for young students and their families
Required Skills:
  • Organized, attentive, and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Basic computer skills
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to lift at least 10 pounds, with some bending and kneeling
Training: Training will be provided by the Read Set Go Coordinator

Schedule: An Early Childhood Program Assistant volunteer must commit to at least one 4-hour shift a week, although more time is always available. Shifts can be scheduled during business hours (9AM-5 PM), Sunday through Saturday, as fits the volunteer's schedule.

Visit for more information and to get a volunteer application. All volunteers must submit an application, and volunteer appointments are by interview only. All applicants (over the age of 18) must complete a background check and orientation session, prior to volunteering.

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About Maryland Science Center


601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, US

Mission Statement

We are the Maryland Science Center. We inspire. We empower. We engage. Let's science.


The Maryland Academy of Sciences is Maryland's oldest scientific institution and one of the oldest such institutions in the entire nation. At its inception in 1797, the Academy was an amateur scientific society - members met to discuss papers on astronomy, botany, zoology, and other subjects then known as the "natural sciences."

As the Academy continued its work through the 1800s and 1900s, the group searched for a permanent location to establish a space dedicated to interactive, hands-on learning. The vision became a reality with the opening of the Academy's Maryland Science Center in 1976.

Today, and for more than 40 years, the Maryland Academy of Sciences, through its programs and exhibits at the Maryland Science Center, has demonstrated a commitment to emphasize the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). No other institution in the state reaches more teachers and students through onsite and outreach programming.

The Maryland Science Center invites you to join our Volunteer Program and celebrate science!


We'll work with your schedule.


601 Light StreetBaltimore, MD 21230



  • Child Development
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Multi-Tasking


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4-hour shift per week, for at least 6 months.

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