ADULT VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

OMSI has a very active team of volunteers who contribute their time and talents to support OMSI’s educational mission. OMSI volunteers gain new skills and experiences, meet interesting people and make a tremendous impact on OMSI visitors.

Current Openings

Early Childhood Education Volunteer

Science Playground and Discovery Lab are OMSI's areas where young children are able to learn and explore in fun, educational settings. Volunteers assist parents and children in experiencing hands-on open-ended activities and exhibits, and assist staff in maintaining the space to ensure the safety of our youngest visitors and their families.

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Bilingual Data Squad Consultant

Bilingual Data Squad Consultants consult with the Evaluation and Visitor Studies team on data handling procedures; check data entry and processing; proof tables, charts, and reports; provide feedback on interpretation of results; and consult on advanced analytics.

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Food Science Volunteer

Food Science volunteers perform educational demonstrations on health and wellness topics and provide customer service at Theory, OMSI’s eatery.

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On-Call Proofing Volunteer

The On-Call Proofing Volunteer provides copy editing support to Grants, Evaluation & Visitor Studies and other departments, either at OMSI, or working remotely from a personal PC.

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Production Facility Construction Volunteer

The Production Facility Construction Volunteer supports the work of OMSI's Production Facility by constructing, maintaining and repairing cabinetry and display work.

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Production Facility Maintenance Volunteer

The Production Facility Maintenance Volunteer supports the work of the OMSI Production Facility team in general shop and tool maintenance.

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School Group Host

School Group Hosts greet school groups and assist them throughout their visit to OMSI.

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Science Educator Volunteer

Science Educator Volunteers help visitors explore and learn in one of OMSI’s interactive exhibit halls or labs: Chemistry, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Featured Exhibits, Life
Science, Physical Science, and Technology.

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Science Playground Greeter

Science Playground Greeters welcome visitors to Science Playground and provide them with friendly and helpful service as they enter the hall.

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Special Event Volunteer

Special Event Volunteers provide customer service and general support for a variety of special events at OMSI.

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Submarine Queuing Volunteer

Submarine Queuing Volunteers assist visitors and the Visitor Services staff as they prepare for tours of the USS Blueback submarine.

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Submarine Tour Guide Volunteer

Submarine Tour Guide Volunteers provide tours of the USS Blueback, a diesel-electric submarine of the Barbel class, launched in 1959.

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Visitor Services Greeter

Greeters provide visitors with friendly and helpful service as they enter the museum’s exhibit halls.

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Our Application Process

Application Process:

The first step to becoming an OMSI Volunteer is to fill out our online application. Once we receive your application, we will contact you to set up an interview to discuss your interests and availability.

Adult Volunteer Online Application Form

Application Deadlines:

Group interviews are held monthly, and applications must be received by the Thursday before the interview session you would like to attend.
Apply By: For Interviews On:
Thursday, February 6 Tuesday, February 11
Thursday, March 6 Wednesday, March 12
Thurday, April 3 Wednesday, April 9

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

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.