teen apprentice program at science museum oklahoma

Volunteer Opportunities

At Science Museum Oklahoma, we enrich people's lives by revealing the wonder and relevance of science. We welcome volunteers who share that same passion!

 

Volunteer opportunities at Science Museum Oklahoma include greeting groups, gardens and grounds beautification, archives and collections, clerical and public relations duties, hands-on educational programs, and support for exhibits including smART Space galleries, KidSpace, model trains, CurioCity, and more.

Upcoming Volunteer Opportunities

May 3, 2019, Space Day: Blast off into a world of flight, robotics and space exploration! This action-packed day is all about the science of space with special hands-on activities and live demonstrations, plus the museum's permanent exhibits with NASA artifacts, the Mercury Capsule Simulator and more. This event is an ideal volunteer opportunity for businesses, student organizations, and individuals! As thanks for volunteering, you'll receive lunch and two passes to return to the museum at a later date. Sign ups are not open for Space Day 2019, but if you'd like to learn more about volunteering for Space Day, email volunteer@sciencemuseumok.org.

Who can volunteer at Science Museum Oklahoma?

Youth

Students in grades 7-12 can volunteer at SMO while learning about the inner-workings of a science museum, increasing science literacy and learning job skills through SMO's Teen Apprentice Program.

Learn more about Teen Apprentices and apply

 Adults

Adults ages 18 and older can volunteer in a variety of roles at Science Museum Oklahoma! Adult applicants must complete the museum's volunteer application, be able to pass a criminal background check, and will be asked to interview with the museum's volunteer coordinator.

If the museum does not have an immediate opening for your area of interest, SMO's volunteer coordinator will keep your information on file for future opportunities.

For more information, please email volunteer@sciencemuseumok.org.

Volunteer Application

Groups

Science Museum Oklahoma has fantastic year-round opportunities for groups to volunteer at the museum!

The museum's largest volunteer-driven events that are ideal for groups are Space DayChemistry Day, and Tinkerfest, however other opportunities are available throughout the year.

For more information about group volunteering opportunities for civic and school groups, businesses, and beyond, email volunteer@sciencemuseumok.org.

What SMO volunteers say: 

"When volunteering as a team at Science Museum Oklahoma, we are not only empowering our community to do and learn more but also learning and exploring for ourselves. The annual Chemistry Day event is our team's favorite volunteer opportunity. If you’re looking for a team building activity that also makes an impact on the community in which we all work and play, we would highly recommend volunteering at SMO."

Dani Rippy, Community Development Specialist, Microsoft

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“I truly enjoyed my experience volunteering at the Science Museum Oklahoma. To work alongside these energetic students whose passion was evident in their enthusiasm with the many hands-on activities was awesome! It was the highlight of my week to volunteer and encourage these young aspiring scientists and engineers!”

John-Paul Martinez, Boeing Oklahoma City

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“Volunteering in the collections department of Science Museum Oklahoma lets me learn about interesting things and share their stories with our guests. From airplanes and bicycles to hats and famous Oklahoma aviators, I research their history and write text panels for some of our wonderful exhibits.”  

Cindy Sandine

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“I was drawn to the Apprentice Program because I loved the science museum and thought it would just be a fun thing to do over the summer. I would maybe have some stories to tell once school started again. I had no idea it would turn out to be one of the greatest experiences of my life. Apprenticing improved my social skills and I became more comfortable interacting with people. I learned the responsibilities of having a real job years before the other kids at school, which later helped me when I was looking for work. The best part of my experience as an Apprentice were the friends I made along the way.”

Former Teen Apprentice