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  • 1. Volunteer Program
  • 2. OUR MISSION To inspire wonder and stimulate creative exploration through fun interactive science and the arts.www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 3. OUR VISION • As we become better explorers in and of our world, we become better participants. • As we ask better questions, we get better answers. • Science spans cultural, economic and political gaps.www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 4. Built and Sustained by Volunteers In 2001, nearly 100 volunteers retrofitted our museum building, built exhibits, and raised funds to create ScienceWorks Now, there are 100 volunteers assisting visitors, building and maintaining exhibits, heading up fundraisers, etc., to sustain the museum. www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 5. ScienceWorks Staff Steve Runnels, Exec. Director Skoshi Wise, Jayme Neil, Science Shannon Troy, Ginny Auer, Sharon Zeidan, Director, Education Education & Volunteer Education Assistant Director of Membership Assistant Coordinator Development Tim Criswell, Science Rachel Cardillo, Panda Rupert, Saione Penn, Educator/Exhibits Office Manager Visitor Services Visitor Serviceswww.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 6. EDUCATION PROGRAMS• Onsite School Program Serving 15,000 school children a year.• Offsite Outreach Program serving 3,000 students a year.• Science Inquiry training for school teachers and community educators.• Pico Cricket program to Boys and Girls Clubs• Developing Early Childhood and After-school Programs. www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 7. EXHIBITS • Innovative exhibits created onsite with community experts and volunteers • Regional Museum Collaborations – focus on small science centers • National Museum Partnerships Oregon Museum of Science and Industry in Portland (OMSI) The Exploratorium in San Francisco Outreach To Space (consortium of 10 museums)www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 8. PUBLIC EVENTS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS• ScienceLive presentations• Monthly Special Weekends• Summer Science Camps• Summer Festivals, Workshops and Lectureswww.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 9. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AGES • Exhibit Interpreter • School Group Volunteer • Behind the Scenes Volunteer • Science Activities Presenter • Discovery Island Preschool Aged Program • Parent Child Volunteer Team • Summer Internship• Share the wonder!! www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 10. EXHIBIT INTERPRETER Help the visitors understand the exhibits, learning and having fun Teach the crafts at the Make-it Take-it area Participate in different special activities: Engineering Challenge, Toy Workshop, Nano Days, Wild Wheels For persons aged 13 and up Minimum commitment: Two hour shifts are available Wednesday- Sunday. Two shifts per month requested www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 11. SCHOOL GROUP VOLUNTEER Works with school groups during academic year Tuesday through Friday mornings Structured time with lab work, team investigations, and Science Live demonstration Adult Volunteer works with chaperones and ScienceWorks staff in the different activities Minimum commitment: One 3 hour shift per week requested www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 12. PARENT/CHILD VOLUNTEER TEAM For parents with children 8 through 12 years old Volunteer together as Exhibit Interpreters or Camp Assistants Minimum commitment: One 2.5-4 hour shift per month www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 13. SUMMER INTERNSHIP For teens 13 – 19 years old 40 hour commitment:  20 hours as Camp Assistant  16 hours as Exhibit Interpreter  4 hours behind the scenes. Develop skills in such areas as science, public relations and, of course, educational skills with younger children. Receive letter of recommendation. www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 14. CAMP ASSISTANT Weekly camps Spring Break Camp Summer Camps  Kinder Camp (4 – 6 year olds)  Science Camp (7 – 10 year olds) Adults, Parent/Child Teams or Teens may be assistants Commitment: One full weeklong camp, 4 hours a day (20 Hours) www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 15. SPECIAL PROJECT VOLUNTEER Help out at special events  Weekend festivals  Science of Wine Fundraiser  Show Me Luncheon Help in the office  Data Entry  Filing  Mailings Exhibit building and/or maintenancewww.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 16. Inquiry-based Science Facilitate scientific discovery  Lead visitors to ask questions and experiment Basic components:  Questioning  Experimentation  Building theories Things you may ask  What do you think will happen if …?  What happened?  What did you expect to happen?  Why do you think ….? www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 17. Benefits After 25 hours – ScienceWorks T-Shirt After 50 hours – Family Membership Training in exhibits and other interests Recognition events Discounts on merchandise, birthday parties, and summer camps You will have fun!!www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 18. Sounds Great! How do I start? Attend Orientation and interview Fill out application Fill out an availability calendar and hand it in First day on the exhibit floor, shadow an experienced volunteer until you feel comfortable Be prompt for all assignments that you sign up for – or call if you cannot make itwww.scienceworksmuseum.org
  • 19. Thank you and welcome. We believe you will have as much fun as the visitors. Share the Wonder!www.scienceworksmuseum.org