Our goal last year for volunteer hours was 500 hours, we managed to collect around 565! Help us get to our new goal for 2020, 500 hours! You can contribute by logging your hours HERE! Below you can find information on upcoming ways you can help give back and contribute! (New opportunities are at the bottom of the page).
Opportunity #1: Discovery Center Museum Volunteer Opportunities
Discovery Center Museum is always looking for volunteers! Volunteers can help out at a one-time, special event or provide ongoing assistance in the museum whenever it fits into their schedule!
Become a part of the Adult Volunteer Program!
o Adult volunteers provide ongoing assistance in the museum, but you set your own schedule—you can volunteer as much or as little as you would like! Some of the things adult volunteers might help with include: assist with classes and special events, exhibit maintenance including cleaning/organizing exhibits, prepare materials for upcoming classes and events, assist with mailings or other office work and more! To find more information about the Adult Volunteer Program, and to fill out an application, go to www.discoverycentermuseum.org.
Opportunity #2: Girls on the Run
At Girls on the Run we inspire girls to recognize their inner strength and celebrate what makes them one of a kind. Trained coaches lead small teams through our research-based curricula which includes dynamic discussions, activities and running games. Over the course of the ten-week program, girls in 3rd-5th grade develop essential skills to help them navigate their worlds and establish a lifetime appreciation for health and fitness. The program culminates with girls positively impacting their communities through a service project and being physically and emotionally prepared to complete a celebratory 5K event.
Our volunteer coaches are parents, teachers and community members that are committed to preparing and empowering girls for a healthy, confident and a happy life. Our coaches work with girls after school, leading them through the Girls on the Run-developed curriculum, stretching and running activities, and training for the end-of-season 5K celebration run. Each team has at least two coaches. The program meets twice a week for 90 minutes and runs for 10 weeks from March-May. Running is only one aspect of the program and the coaches do not need to be runners … they just need to believe in girls!