A volunteer with two children


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.

OMSI volunteer coloring with a child

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 4 hours per month for 3 months.

Interested? Fill out an application and we’ll contact you about getting started.

Apply Now

Questions about getting started? Contact volunteer@omsi.edu or 503.239.7814. We look forward to hearing from you!

Perks Galore.

  • 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 eateryand 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. 

Current Openings

To see more options for high school students, check out the Teen Science Alliance.

Classes Technology Operator

​OMSI is offering live virtual programming to schools and educational groups in order to provide continued access to science education.  This position provides technical support to participants so they can actively engage in OMSI’s current education programs.  Volunteers who are comfortable  with a flexible schedule to changing class needs will enjoy this position!

Planetarium Usher

The Planetarium Usher guides guests as they experience OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium shows, featuring a domed display of space and live commentary. Volunteers who have some experience with public speaking and customer service, as well as a passion for supporting space science, will enjoy this position.

Looking for real-world experience?

Have we got an internship for you. 

Questions? We are here to help!

Contact us at volunteer@omsi.edu or (503) 797-4596.

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