Volunteering at Discovery Museum is a wonderful way to contribute to the community and to our mission.

Help to promote STEM literacy by volunteering your time at Discovery

There are many ways to use your skills and expertise to help at the Museum and make a difference in our community. We are looking for high school and college students age 16 and up to assist with some of the following:

STEM Learning Programs:

  • Prepare and clean-up classrooms for science demonstrations and activities
  • Prepare materials for special programming
  • Assist with classes, planetarium shows, Science-on-a-Sphere demonstrations, and live science demonstrations

Development and Fundraising:

  • Assist with newsletters, annual reports, and large mailings
  • Research and draft social media and blog content

Guest Services and Special Events:

  • Be a gallery docent and help guide guests’ STEM experiences at the Museum
  • Assist in preparation for public weekend events and programming
  • Organize supplies and inventory for special events and birthday parties


  • Review and assess security on education laptops and other machines
  • Help assemble a full inventory of Museum technology and identify risks or maintenance requests
  • Address maintenance needs as much as possible

Social Media/Website/Blog:

  • Plan, propose and schedule social media posts to promote Museum activities, events, and news
  • Cross promote using Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram
  • Draft blog content
  • Propose new ways to grow our social media following and to incorporate social media into guest experience

Public Events:

  • Assist with special event activities
  • Be a gallery docent
  • Conduct guided mini-tours


  • Help with clerical and administrative projects such as filing and sorting

We also have a number of special opportunities for parents and guardians who want to volunteer at Discovery with our Parent Advisory Council:

  • Meet periodically to discuss topics related to strengthening Museum programming and exhibits
  • Offer feedback, input, and guidance to help Discovery meet local families’ needs
  • Provide feedback on possible new offerings (programs, activities, etc.)
  • Help promote Discovery events
  • Contribute to the planning and execution of Museum events

To apply, please fill out our Volunteer Application and return it to Business Office Manager, Tana Barnes: tbarnes@discoverymuseum.org , 203-372-3521 x136. Please check all areas of interest that apply, and put an asterisk by your top two choices.