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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 8 hours per month for at least 9 months. 

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

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.

Featured Exhibit Docent - Genghis Khan

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.

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

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.

Video Production Volunteer

 ​The Video Production Volunteer produces original branded content, promotional spots, commercials, and long form production for OMSI on current and future platforms. This position requires working knowledge of advertising and marketing concepts and may be involved in all aspects of the marketing and creative department. 

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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