Volunteer Program
OUR MISSION To inspire wonder and stimulate creative exploration through fun interactive science and the arts.www.sciencew...
OUR VISION •   As we become better explorers in and of our world, we become better     participants. •   As we ask better ...
Built and Sustained by Volunteers In 2001, nearly 100 volunteers retrofitted our museum  building, built exhibits, and ra...
ScienceWorks              Staff                                          Steve Runnels, Exec. Director     Skoshi Wise,   ...
EDUCATION PROGRAMS•    Onsite School Program Serving 15,000 school children a year.•    Offsite Outreach Program serving 3...
EXHIBITS •   Innovative exhibits created onsite with community experts and     volunteers •   Regional Museum Collaboratio...
PUBLIC EVENTS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS•   ScienceLive presentations•   Monthly Special Weekends•   Summer Science Camps•   Summ...
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL AGES      •   Exhibit Interpreter      •   School Group Volunteer      •   Behind the Scen...
EXHIBIT INTERPRETER Help the visitors understand the exhibits, learning and having fun Teach the crafts at the Make-it T...
SCHOOL GROUP VOLUNTEER Works with school groups during academic year Tuesday through Friday mornings Structured time wi...
PARENT/CHILD VOLUNTEER TEAM For parents with children 8 through 12 years old Volunteer together as Exhibit Interpreters ...
SUMMER INTERNSHIP For teens 13 – 19 years old 40 hour commitment:        20 hours as Camp Assistant        16 hours as...
CAMP ASSISTANT Weekly camps Spring Break Camp Summer Camps        Kinder Camp (4 – 6 year olds)        Science Camp (...
SPECIAL PROJECT VOLUNTEER Help out at special events       Weekend festivals       Science of Wine Fundraiser       Sh...
Inquiry-based Science   Facilitate scientific discovery       Lead visitors to ask questions and experiment   Basic com...
Benefits After 25 hours – ScienceWorks T-Shirt After 50 hours – Family Membership Training in exhibits and other intere...
Sounds Great! How do I start?   Attend Orientation and interview   Fill out application   Fill out an availability cale...
Thank you and welcome.          We believe you will have as much                  fun as the visitors.                  Sh...
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  1. 1. Volunteer Program
  2. 2. OUR MISSION To inspire wonder and stimulate creative exploration through fun interactive science and the arts.www.scienceworksmuseum.org
  3. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. PUBLIC EVENTS AND SUMMER PROGRAMS• ScienceLive presentations• Monthly Special Weekends• Summer Science Camps• Summer Festivals, Workshops and Lectureswww.scienceworksmuseum.org
  9. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 19. Thank you and welcome. We believe you will have as much fun as the visitors. Share the Wonder!www.scienceworksmuseum.org

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