OMSI offers a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities. From greeting visitors and answering questions, to presenting science demonstrations in our exhibit halls and labs, to helping behind the scenes in our administrative offices, volunteering is a great way to get involved with one of the country's top science museums. As an OMSI volunteer, you'll gain new skills and experience, meet interesting people, and enjoy a fun, family-oriented atmosphere. An enthusiastic attitude is all you need!

If you are interested in joining our volunteer team, we offer new volunteer orientations once a month. Most volunteer positions require a commitment of at least eight hours (two four-hour shifts) per month for at least nine months.  

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Youth Volunteer Opportunities

Our Application Process

The first step to becoming an OMSI Volunteer is to send us your application. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to set up an interview to discuss your interests and availability. Click on one of the links above for adult or youth volunteer opportunities to learn more about specific positions available and submit your application online.

Your Benefits

OMSI Volunteers receive the following benefits:

  • FREE admission to the museum and OMSI attractions
  • FREE OMSI family membership upon completion of 50 hours of service
  • Discounts at the OMSI Science Store and on-site restaurants
  • Discounts on Camps and Classes
  • Individual recognition for service
  • Ongoing training and support for an exciting and rewarding volunteer experience

OMSI Gives Back

OMSI proudly supports President Obama’s United We Serve initiative and International Volunteer Managers Day.


Not your typical internship!

At OMSI, you won't spend your internship hours making coffee, photocopying, or filing all day long. We offer an exceptional and unique experience at a world-class science center. Our goal is to provide you with opportunities to form a well-rounded, professional experience.

Volunteer Services Team

Support OMSI

Science education opens minds and creates opportunities for all ages. Make a difference in our community today! Donate, volunteer your time, or both.


Membership covers general museum admission for the entire year. Planetarium, Theater, submarine and featured exhibits and events are available for members to purchase at a discounted rate.