VolunteerLearn something new… Share your time and talents with others… Give back to the community… Make new friends…

The reasons for volunteering are many. Catawba Science Center relies on volunteers to help promote its mission of science education.

If you are interested in assisting in one of these areas, or if your skills could benefit the Catawba Science Center in other ways, download CSC’s volunteer application form, and send to the appropriate Contact at CSC by e-mail, fax, or mail.


Adult Volunteer

Adult Volunteer opportunities (18+)
Download an adult volunteer application


Science Interpreters and Demonstrators:
Interact with visitors, explain exhibits, present brief science demonstrations, and answer questions about CSC. Volunteers must be able to commit to a regular schedule, i.e. every other Sunday, every Friday morning. Training is provided.

Contact Director of Visitor Services at visitor_support@catawbascience.org


Science Shop Assistants:
Help gift shop staff with visitor check-in, sales and inventory. Volunteers need to commit to a regular schedule such as every other Friday afternoon, or the first Thursday of every month, etc. Training to operate CSC’s point-of-sale system is provided, computer skills are a plus.

Contact Director of Visitor Services at visitor_support@catawbascience.org


Exhibit Volunteers:
Help set up and take down traveling exhibits, build and repair exhibits, and maintain exhibit workshop. Must have some experience with simple tools such as hammers, screwdrivers, wrenches and power drills, and must be able to bend, and lift objects.

Contact Director of Exhibits at exhibits@catawbascience.org


Animal Care/Aquarium Assistants:
Assist in feeding and habitat maintenance of live animals. Tasks such as food preparation, habitat cleaning, water quality testing, and record-keeping are included. Prior animal care experience and a regular availability schedule are required.

Contact Director of Exhibits at exhibits@catawbascience.org


Program Volunteers:
Assist with educational programs delivering hands-on science. Possibilities include homeschool classes, outreach festivals, preschool, planetarium shows, and Science After Dark.

Contact Director of Programs at programs@catawbascience.org

Teen Volunteer

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Download a teen volunteer application


College Volunteer Opportunities
Download a college volunteer application


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Catawba Science Center, located in Hickory, provides fun for all ages, and is within
a short drive from Morganton, Statesville, Lenoir, Lincolnton, and Western NC.

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