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Volunteers are very special people at Sci-Quest.  They come from all walks of life, yet share the same mission: to touch the lives of children and families in a positive way by giving of their personal time.

If you are 14 or older, love science, feel comfortable working with the public and want to do something positive for yourself and your community, then consider volunteering at Sci-Quest.


If you would like to apply to become a volunteer, please download and complete a Volunteer Application.  Click here to download the application in a new window.

Please return via one of the following ways:
Email:  Volunteer
Fax: 256-837-4536
Sci-Quest Hands-on Science Center
Attn: Volunteer Coordinator
1435 Paramount Drive
Huntsville, AL 35806

For more information, call 256-837-0606 extension 276.


Upcoming Service Opportunities

Parents Night Out 5:30-10:00pm

Friday, December 4th

Friday, December 11th

Friday, December 18th


**Volunteers are needed to help supervise children on the exhibit floor, serve pizza, and assist in the classrooms.  Pizza will be available to volunteers once all of the children have eaten.**



Brick Blast 2015

Join us for a two-day LEGO celebration for all ages and see the city’s largest collaborative LEGO town/train exhibit! 

Saturday, December 5 – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, December 6 – 12 to 5 p.m.

For All Ages

The weekend will be full of games, prizes, special topic discussions, demonstrations, a building play zone, and a special appearance by Emmet from The LEGO Movie!

Volunteers will be needed to help monitor lego displays.


The Science of the Holidays

Saturday Family Days
December 12 and 19, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Join us for a holly jolly good time as we celebrate the holiday season with fun for the whole family! Create a personalized ornament with a robot, engineer your own flying toy, make your own light up holiday card, and fold up some fun with origami creations. Admission is included with general admission.

In addition, we will offer family style learning labs* offered throughout the day so you can discover the science behind some of your favorite holiday treats. Join us and bring your whole family for some geeky holiday fun!

*Holiday Family Labs are an additional $1.50 per person cost due to cost of supplies.

Holiday Family Labs Schedule
December 12: Chocolate Covered Science
December 19: The Case of the Missing Cookie

Times: 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.

Volunteers are needed to help with the activity stations.



Winter Break Camps 2015

December 21-23 and 28-30, 2015
Grades K-5
Morning and Afternoon Camps

We need volunteers to assist our educators in the classroom as well as with monitoring children on the exhibit floor before, after, and between camp sessions.



New Year’s Eve at Noon

Thursday, December 31, 2015
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Ring in 2016 with a rockin’ fun-filled New Year’s Eve party at Sci-Quest! Guests can look forward to decorating party hats and creating sparkly art projects.

At Noon, there will be an apple juice toast and balloon drop! This family-friendly event is a great way to enjoy New Year’s festivities all before bedtime!

New Year’s Eve at Noon is included with general admission.

Volunteers are needed to help with the activity stations.




Specialized Volunteer Positions


Outreach Education Assistant
Scheduled Weekly, throughout the year
Sci-Quest’s educators travel all over northern Alabama with our Traveling Scientist program.  They visit schools, daycare centers, libraries, and other organizations.  Would you like to join them on a science adventure?  Training and transportation will be provided.


Ongoing Service Opportunities

Science Weekends
Every Saturday & Sunday
This weekend and every weekend, Sci-Quest offers a variety of hands-on activities, shows, and learning labs for visitors.  Volunteers are needed to assist at station activity tables, as well as interact with visitors on the exhibit floor.

A schedule of activities can be found on our website and will be updated weekly.  Click here to view schedule.

Click here to read about all other ongoing service opportunities at Sci-Quest!