Volunteer

It takes a village.

Our volunteers come from all over, bringing energy and talent to the museum halls. From greeting visitors to running amazing science demonstrations to helping behind the scenes, there’s a place for you here.

We're Ready for You.

From greeting visitors to running amazing science demonstrations to helping behind the scenes, there’s a place for you at OMSI. Help spread a passion for learning and science in your community!

Interested? Take a look at the openings and then fill out an application.

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Perks Galore.

  • Volunteering is rewarding in itself, but you do get some special bonuses.
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    • Admission to the museum and attractions
    • Family membership upon completion of 50 hours of service
    • Discounts at the Science Store, Theory eateryand cafe
    • Discounts on OMSI Outdoors and Science Classes
    • Individual recognition for service
    • Ongoing training and support for an exciting and rewarding experience 

Teens, looking to get involved?

Look no further than the Teen Science Alliance. 

Current Openings

Maker Faire Volunteer - One-time opportunity!

The Fourth Annual Portland Mini Maker Faire will be held at OMSI on September 12 and 13, and we need over 200 volunteers to make this event happen! Volunteers are needed in a variety of customer service roles, including staffing an information booth, handing out materials, checking people into the event and assisting makers. 

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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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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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Group Host

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

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Guest Services Greeter

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

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OMSI After Dark Education Volunteer

OMSI After Dark Education Volunteers perform educational demonstrations and provide customer service at OMSI After Dark, a monthly evening event for adults ages 21 and up.

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School credit and bragging rights?

Our internships are tough to beat.

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.

Position Details (PDF)

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 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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Submarine Queuing Volunteer

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

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Theory Greeter

Theory Greeters welcome visitors and provide them with friendly and helpful service as they enter OMSI’s restaurant.

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