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Volunteer with The Citizen Science Lab!

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  • 34 people are interested

Volunteers can fulfil a wide variety of tasks at the Lab, mainly focused on two different areas: Laboratory and Education. You may volunteer in both areas, or you may volunteer in one area. You may also be cross-trained into one area or another depending on personal interest. Descriptions are provided merely to give more details.


The Citizen Science Lab offers a wide range of educational opportunities for youth in Pittsburgh. These include programs occurring within the Laboratory in South Hills, offsite at local schools and community organizations, and even some occurring virtually to reach youth in the comfort of their own homes. Programs include our series of month-long weekly homeschool classes, multi-year initiatives, birthday parties, grant-funded opportunities for underserved youth, and individual programs for groups of any type. Topics cover a wide range of STEM disciplines from physics and microbiology to engineering and technology. All lessons are intended to be experiential and hands-on for our students.


We house a wide variety of professional grade lab equipment to be used for our programs, and by independent researchers who otherwise might not have access to a laboratory space. In order to support our educational programming, this often requires inventorying, cleaning, and maintaining this equipment for use. This also requires the creation of bacterial cultures, agar plates, chemical solutions, and other laboratory materials for use in programming.

Commonly used laboratory equipment include: Autoclave, Ultra-Low Temperature Freezer, Centrifuge, Water Baths, Thermocycler, DNA Sequencer, Incubator, Hot Plate, Fume Hood, Aerial Drone, 3D Printer, and more.

Please note that at this time we are primarily looking for people who can volunteer during summer camp. This would be in the 8:30am-5pm range Monday through Friday.


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1699 Washington Rd. Suite 200, PITTSBURGH, PA 15228, US

Mission Statement

The Citizen Science Lab is Pittsburgh’s first community life sciences laboratory. A space where hands-on, discovery-based learning and STEM enrichment fuel inquisitive minds and enthusiasm for all things science. We are a nonprofit OPEN TO ALL to observe, analyze, and explore the life sciences.


The Citizen Science Lab is a non-profit hands-on laboratory where inquisitive minds and science enthusiasts can explore the life sciences. We are open to everyone to observe and analyze through discovery-based STEM enrichment. The CSL serves the Pittsburgh region with extracurricular enrichment support via homeschool and weekend workshops, after school programs, summer camps, lab memberships, birthday parties, special initiatives to advance the interest of the underserved communities in STEM.


Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


1699 Washington RoadPittsburgh, PA 15228



  • General Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Community Outreach
  • Organization
  • STEM




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • This opportunity can work with a variety of time commitments. We are happy to work with those who prefer a specific weekly time commitment, or in a "call as needed" scheduling situation.

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