The Science Museum of Western Virginia

We are open 7 days a week.
Monday-Saturday, 10 am-5 pm
Sunday, 1-5 pm

Support / Volunteer

Volunteer

You don’t have to be a “Science Geek” to volunteer at the Science Museum of Western Virginia!

Science Museum volunteers play a vital role by enhancing the experience of our museum visitors. Countless volunteer hours have been donated since we opened our doors in 1971, and we are grateful for every minute of this support.

Are you a lifelong learner who enjoys engaging others in a fun learning environment?  Do you enjoy connecting with students and seeing that bright “eureka” smile?  Would you like to meet others who share your interests?

Or, are you more of a “behind the scenes” person who wants to help things run smoothly?  Below is a sampling of areas where volunteers are needed:

  • The Butterfly Garden
  • Touch Tank and Living River
  • Special Events
  • Exhibit Educators
  • Visitor Services
  • Office and Clerical Help
  • Children’s Curiosity Corner
  • Museum Store
  • Science Lab Assistants
  • Membership

Share your time and talents and become a part of our museum family.  We provide free training, flexible scheduling and benefits for regular museum volunteers.

Upcoming Orientation Sessions:

Call or email Catina Lowery: 540.342.5765 or clowery@smwv.org.

Orientations will be held at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, located on the 4th floor of Center in the Square. Come to the front desk and the Orientation will start there.

Parking is free on Sundays, however you may have to pay a small fee on week days for the Orientation.

» Complete the Adult Volunteer Application

» Complete the Youth Volunteer Application

Download the Adult or Youth (14-18) volunteer application packages.

Check out the dates for our upcoming Orientation sessions.

For more information about volunteering at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, contact our Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@smwv.org or 540-342-5765.

Current Volunteers

If you’ve already completed the application process and are now an established volunteer, you can sign in to our Volunteer Information Center to check schedules, find available openings and get additional info.

» Visit the Volunteer Information Center

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