August 21, 2014
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Volunteer at DSP

Getting Started

Begin by submitting the Volunteer Application through email or in person. After our review, we will contact you to schedule an orientation. For further inquiry, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@discoveryscienceplace.org or call 903-533-8011. We look forward to hearing from you!

Requirements

  • Age 14 or older
  • A completed application on file, including a cleared background check if 18+
  • Attendance at a scheduled orientation
  • Attendance at training sessions if required for your position
  • Adherence to the volunteer dress code: DSP t-shirt/school shirt/plain t-shirt, unripped jeans/slacks, closed-toe shoes, and a DSP lab coat or smock.

Opportunities

Floor Volunteers

(this is the most common position) Assisting guests in permanent and temporary exhibits, answering questions, picking up after guests, and cleaning up exhibit areas. Exhibit areas and activities need to be “reset” throughout the day, and thoroughly picked up at the end of each shift. Floor volunteers can commit to morning (9am-1pm) or afternoon (1pm-5pm) shifts, or all day (with a 30 minute lunch break).

Camp Volunteers

Working with teachers and campers in all day, week-long camps. Monitoring children, assisting with activities, cleaning up, serving snack, etc. Full-day camp volunteers commit to being at camp 5 days from 8:30am-4:30pm.

Special Event Volunteers

Assist staff members with special events, openings, or projects (such as Science Saturdays). Special events times vary.