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Rangos Giant Cinema
Rangos Giant Cinema
21+ Nights
21+ Nights

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Volunteer Task Descriptions

Most positions require a minimum 4-hour per week time commitment. All positions focus on creating an extraordinary visitor experience.

To apply to our Adult Volunteer Program, please click here.

To apply to our Teen Volunteer Program, please click here.

Aquarium and Animal Habitat

Learn about and present information on aquarium fish, reptiles, amphibians, and invertebrates to our visitors. Assist in behind the scenes maintenance of the aquarium and habitat areas while learning what it takes to become an animal keeper.

BodyStage Presenter

Help us to explore the human body in our newly renovated Body Stage. Interact with visitors by assisting with our 25-minute health and nutrition themed shows. Volunteers can take part in presenting live programs for up to 80 visitors. Anatomy, body chemistry, and food science are just a few of the topics we cover. If being on stage is not your “thing,” volunteers can assist with behind the scene show preparation and small demo cart interactions.

Buhl Planetarium

Be a part of the Buhl legacy as you present in this one-of-a-kind Planetarium. This high-definition full-dome experience will take you to the far reaches of the galaxy. Whether you assist with our Planetarium shows, dazzle with light and sound in our laser programs, greet our visitors, or help our education team build exciting new activities and demonstrations, there are many ways to bring the mysteries of space to life.

Fab Lab

Fab Lab is a digital fabrication laboratory for innovation and invention. It’s a workshop for learning and dreaming: a place to play, create, discover, mentor, invent. Work with our staff to demonstrate the capabilities of our 3D printers, laser cutters and ShopBot CNC milling machines. Help students troubleshoot projects and aid staff in setup and maintenance of equipment. Volunteers work on-site or with our Mobile Fab Lab unit. Volunteers should be able to lift 35lbs.

Highmark SportsWorks®

Help visitors climb a wall, bounce on a bungee trampoline, become a human yo-yo and much more at Highmark SportsWorks®, the largest science of sport exhibit in the world.

Interactive Exhibits Presenter

Interact with visitors, help them experience our exhibits and have fun learning science while working on the exhibit floors, including roboworld, Exploration Station, and BodyWorks. There are over 100 hands-on activities for kids and adults. Help pique imaginations at the water table, play robot hockey, introduce visitors to our animal ambassadors, and much more.

Miniature Railroad & Village®

Become a part of the tradition. Climb aboard and guide visitors through our Miniature Railroad & Village® filled with rich, historical Western Pennsylvania culture.

Rangos Giant Cinema

Rangos Giant Cinema volunteers greet guests, take tickets, assist in the concession stand, and create a great experience for our guests by helping maintain the theater. Rangos volunteers can also create demonstrations based on the content of featured films and assist guests in choosing which movie to see.

Visitor Service Representative

Make a good first impression and help visitors navigate the Science Center. Greet visitors and provide answers to myriad questions that visitors have about the Science Center as well as the Greater Pittsburgh region.

Works Theater Presenter

Our industrial themed Works Theater is for the scientist at heart. Join us in our “electrifying” 25-minute live programming. Join us in our “electrifying” 25-minute live programming. Volunteers can present shows themed around the Tesla Coil, Liquid Nitrogen, and Physics. Volunteers can work with behind the scenes show preparation, small demo interactions and welcoming guests to “the coolest” shows on earth!


Demonstrate gift shop merchandise to visitors in the store, lobby and outdoors. Assist visitors in selecting a CSC souvenir to take home or help other XPLOR Store team members with general retail functions.


Adult Only Volunteer Opportunities

Mummies of the World

From mid-September 2019 through April 2020, help us engage visitors in our new PPG Science Pavilion traveling exhibit: Mummies of the World. Mummies of the World is the largest exhibition of real mummies and related artifacts ever assembled. This compelling collection, presented with reverence and dignity, includes ancient mummies from South America, Europe, and ancient Egypt, dating back as far as 4,500 years. Volunteers will work in the exhibit gallery to interact with guests of all ages, the predominant goal being to help create memories for guests that will last a lifetime!

Mentors in the Making

Help empower the next generation of students in STEM as a mentor with Mentors in the Making! Learn about 3D printing, laser cutting, electronics, and other CNC machines while collaborating with a high school student on digital fabrication projects, including a capstone project that can ultimately have an impact in the community beyond the Fab Lab. Mentors in the Making sessions start in November and go through April.

Chevron STEM Center

Contribute to the day-to-day operations of our STEM programs by working behind the scenes. Volunteers assist with data entry and other clerical work, aid in event preparation and breakdown, and support staff at events.

USS Requin (SS 481) Submarine

Learn how our cold war submarine operates and share what life onboard was like for the USS Requin (SS 481) submarine crew.

Special Event Volunteer

Interested in sharing your love of science and technology with the public, but are not able to make a regular weekly commitment? Interested in volunteering at our Adult Programs, like 21+ Nights? Apply to join our Special Events Volunteer Team. Team members will be notified when a Carnegie Science Center event requires volunteer support and can choose to assist with the opportunities that fit into their schedules. Day, evening, and weekend events are available. Click here to visit our Special Event Volunteer page for more information.

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