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:

  • Butterfly Garden
  • Touch Tank and Living River
  • Special Events
  • Exhibit Interpreter (including traveling exhibits)
  • Visitor Services
  • Office and Clerical Help
  • Children’s Curiosity Corner
  • Museum Store
  • Open 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.

» Complete the Adult Volunteer Application

» Complete the Youth Volunteer Application

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

Look for updates for upcoming volunteer orientation sessions!

For more information about volunteering at the Science Museum of Western Virginia, contact us at volunteers@smwv.org or call (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