Docent & Volunteer Opportunities:
The Docent — an unpaid educator — provides tours of the Center for groups of all ages, interpreting the Center’s artifacts and displays to illustrate concepts and ideas. Most Docent participation occurs on weekday mornings. Some weekday afternoons and weekends may also require Docent-guided tours.
Special Events Assistant:
Assists during Special Events in manning information or activity tables, decorating, and interacting with visitors during public openings and special promotions, Halloween and Christmas public events, Birthday Parties, Community Outreaches (such as Bay Days) and other featured Center activities.
Welcome visitors and share information regarding the Center’s features, contents, and IMAX films, and they also are frequently called upon to provide general information regarding local restaurants, historical sites, and appropriate parking facilities. Greeters are on duty most often on weekends, during holiday seasons, and throughout the summer.
Volunteers may be requested to assist various Center offices (Education, Marketing and Development, Administrative, etc.) on an “as needed” basis. Tasks may require typing, filing, sorting, and mailing. At times, volunteers are called upon to assist with special promotions and other sales-related activities within the Center’s public/visitor areas.
Floor Activities Assistant:
Serves in various activities such as ticket checkers, Gift Shop helpers, distributors of questionnaires to visitors, and helpers with floor demonstrations and children’s make-and-take activities. Volunteers who serve in this capacity are called upon primarily for weekends, special events, some holidays, and on certain summer season weekdays.
VASC Ambassadors are student-aged volunteers who serve as science camp assistants. The responsibilities of the VASC Ambassadors who are assigned to a camp include helping with the daily camp set-ups, assisting the instructor by working with the individual campers throughout the day as needed, and assuring the accountability and safety of the individual campers in class, during lunch, and during all out-of-classroom activities. Ambassadors may also be called upon to assist with children’s make-and-take activities on weekends.