Featured Exhibits Guest Services Volunteers provide OMSI visitors with friendly and helpful service as they navigate OMSI's Featured Exhibit. This opportunity is open to youth and adult volunteers. If under 18, please fill out the youth application.
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 Exhibits Guest Services Volunteer
Featured Exhibits Interpreter Volunteer
Featured Exhibits Interpreter Volunteers share science in the context of a regularly changing exhibit within the Featured Hall
Special Event Volunteer
Special Event Volunteers provide customer service and general support for a variety of special events at OMSI.
After Dark Education Volunteer
POSITION SUMMARY: 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. Because these events have a variety of themes, duties may vary considerably. Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must! Volunteers will be able to enjoy OMSI After Dark from an insider's perspective!
Summary of Position: The Curium in the Center for Innovation is OMSI's newest exhibit, designed for children aged 4-8. The Curium features a number of rotating activities, which allow early explorations of science, art, engineering, and design process skills, including but not limited to Bernoulli blowers, a sound wall, and Imagination Playground blocks. Curium volunteers assist education staff in the maintenance of the Curium, support parents and children while they experience activities and exhibits, and help to ensure the safety of our youngest visitors and their families.
Looking for real-world experience?
Have we got an internship for you.
Design Challenge Volunteer Position Description
Design Challenge volunteers help visitors to design, build, and test solutions to personal, local, and global challenges at the Design Bay in the Turbine Hall. Challenges rotate throughout the year and apply to a variety of age ranges.
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.
Facilities Services Administrative Volunteer
POSITION SUMMARY: The Facilities Administrative Volunteer works under the supervision of the Facility Services Office Manager to provide support to the Facilities department.
Guest Services Greeter
Greeters provide visitors with friendly and helpful service as they enter the museum’s exhibit halls.
Science Educator Volunteer
Science Educator Volunteers help visitors explore and learn in one of OMSI’s interactive exhibit halls or labs: Chemistry Lab, Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Featured Exhibits, Food Science, Life Science, and Physics Lab.
Submarine Queuing Volunteer
Submarine Queuing Volunteers assist visitors and the Guest Services staff as they prepare for tours of the USS Blueback submarine.
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.