The mission of the Kentucky Science Center is to encourage people of all ages to enjoy science, math and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining. Read more
The mission of the Kentucky Science Center is to encourage people of all ages to enjoy science, math and technology in a stimulating and engaging environment that is educational as well as entertaining.
Are you interested in having fun, meeting new people and being an ambassador of science literacy? Consider becoming a Science Center volunteer! We greatly value our volunteers who are willing to share their time, expertise and experience. The Science Center offers volunteer opportunities for adults and teens ages 13 and older.
Visit our website to fill out an application to become a volunteer!
I'll likely recommend it to friends because I have a passion for learning and I am very interested in S.T.E.A.M. I love science and there are far too little women in science. Also, at my high school there is a graduation requirement for 3 hours community service. The best way to fulfill that is to volunteer for an organization that is fun and educational.
I volunteered here last summer in the hopes that I could learn about one of Kentucky’s museums, talk to others about some of my passions in science, and provide simple education in science to others. However, I was assigned to work with summer camps as an assistant. These camps functioned more as a daycare than as a science camp, and most of my time was spent cleaning or escorting children to and from the restroom or lunchroom. It was not only a disappointing experience, but also highly unprofessional, and it was nearly impossible to contact the service coordinator at any time. During the service, I was often sent off on my own with little or no directions and without access to areas where I needed to be. After finishing my volunteer work this past summer, I was informed that if I wanted to return the following summer that I would be required to serve at least 20 hours during the school year, or not be allowed to return at all. I definitely do not recommend working here.
The description of the volunteer opportunity that I initially selected was misleading. The actual task is customer service with children, rather than helping maintain their collections, which was presented as a behind-the-scenes opportunity.