818-879-2021
mailing address 107 N. Reino, #150 Newbury Park CA 91320

Volunteer

The Discovery Center for Science and Technology runs almost 100 percent on Volunteer Power! Do you want to be involved with the most fun project in town?

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

RAYS – Reading Awakens Young Scientists – offered during the school day most often.
This program is presented in K-5 classrooms and adapted for other settings, i.e. libraries.

Story Tellers-RAYS Program – You will become familiar with a children’s book and retell it with excitement to elementary students as a motivational activity before a related science lesson. The story will be rehearsed and “acted out”. This is a great job for actors and story tellers! (Time Commitment: Dependent on number of RAYS program you sign-up for. Each program, which are conducted approximately 3 times per month, is approximately 2 hours in length.)

Science Teacher-RAYS – You will lead the class science lesson after the story is told. The lesson is already lightly scripted.Teaching experience is helpful. (Time Commitment: Dependent on number of RAYS program you sign-up for. Each program, which are conducted approximately 3 times per month, is approximately 2 hours in length.)

Classroom Volunteers-RAYS – Teaching assistant. You will have fun working with the kids, set up and pass out materials, and help the students with their experiments. No teaching experience is necessary. (Time Commitment: Dependent on number of RAYS program you sign-up for. Each program, which are conducted approximately 3 times per month, is approximately 2 hours in length.)

Family Science Night – generally Thursdays 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm on the evening of the event.

Volunteers-You will facilitate hands-on science and engineering activities for the students. The volunteer’s job is to encourage the students to make observations and to think about what is going on in the activity. Volunteers do not necessarily need a strong science background. Training and resources will be provided. (Time Commitment: Dependent on number of FSN programs you sign-up for. Each program, which occurs monthly, is approximately 3 hours in length.)

Discovery Center Teens– an educational service club for teenagers (grades 8-12) DC Teens meet monthly for programs on STEM Careers, fun doing hands-on science, training for community service. DC Teens help out at Family Science Nights and community events.

Mobile Planetarium– an inflatable, portable planetarium that travels to schools

Astronomy Presenter– Do you have a background and passion for astronomy? You will guide exploration of the night sky with children/adults inside of the portable planetarium. Lesson plans are provided. A passion for astronomy and a degree of comfort with technology are required to set up and facilitate this popular program. (Time Commitment: Dependent on number of Star Lab programs you sign-up for. Each program, which are conducted approximately 3 times per month, is approximately 2 hours in length.)

Get Involved Now

If you enjoy helping kids learn, or working with great people, or love science, engineering, arts or math, or, have a desire to build a better future for individuals, community and country, please volunteer!

Click here  to fill out a Volunteer Application Form.

Click here  for more information or call our volunteer office at 818/879-2021.

We appreciate our volunteers

* All volunteers and staff working directly with young people and/or DC database or financial information are required to have a background check.