Volunteers in the Featured Hall share science in the context of a regularly changing exhibit. Volunteers facilitate science demonstrations and activities as well as assist on the exhibit floor with visitor needs and inquiries. Due to the changing nature of the hall, duties may vary considerably between exhibits. Click the link below to view a description of the docent responsibilities for our latest exhibit, The Life and Legacy of Genghis Khan, on view at OMSI October 24, 2020 – February 15, 2021.
It takes a village.
Our volunteers come from all over, bringing energy and talent to the museum. From greeting visitors to presenting amazing science demonstrations to helping behind the scenes, there’s a place for you here.
We're Ready for You.
Share your passion for learning and science with your community by joining our volunteer team. As an OMSI Volunteer, you'll gain new skills and experience, meet interesting people, and enjoy a fun, family-friendly atmosphere. What does it take? Most volunteer positions require at least 8 hours per month for at least 9 months.
Interested? Take a look at the openings and then fill out an application.
- Volunteering is rewarding in itself, but you do get some special bonuses.
- Admission to the museum and attractions
- Family membership upon completion of 50 hours of service
- Discounts at the Science Store, Theory eatery, and the Empirical café
- 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.
To see more options for high school students, check out the Teen Science Alliance.
Featured Exhibit Docent - Genghis Khan
Guest Services Greeter
Greeters welcome visitors to OMSI as they enter the museum’s exhibit halls and attractions, and provide them with friendly and helpful service to explore OMSI in a safe and welcoming environment. Read more below to learn about the Greeter's role and responsibilities.
Submarine Tour Guide Volunteer - Currently Filled
Submarine Tour Guide Volunteers provide tours of the USS Blueback, a diesel-electric submarine, launched in 1959. It was the last non-nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy, decommissioned in 1990 and was brought to OMSI in 1994. The Blueback is open for organized tours during daylight hours when OMSI is open.
Looking for real-world experience?
Have we got an internship for you.