VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Do you have experience in a STEM field, education or just love learning and science? Then volunteering at the Science Center is the right choice for you! 

Opportunities abound

We have a wide range of opportunities including exhibit development and maintenance, care taker opportunities, and more! If you have not volunteered with us before, fill out the form to the right and then speak with our Volunteer Coordinator to schedule your volunteer hours. Be sure to bring a signed copy of our waiver form when you arrive for your first volunteer shift.

Benefits

Volunteering at ECSC has its perks! You may accrue and “cash in” your hours for rewards at any time.  After hours are redeemed, they may not be redeemed for another reward.  

  • Complete 5 hours: 1 free admission pass

  • Complete 10 hours: 1 $5 gift certificate for the museum or gift shop

  • Complete 15 hours: 1 ticket to a workshop or program of your choice

  • Complete 25 hours: 2 tickets to a workshop or program of your choice

The following are limited to one per year:

  • Complete 40 hours: Family membership

  • Complete 50 hours: Friends of Science membership

Volunteer Handbook

Read through our Volunteer Handbook to learn more about our Volunteer Policies for volunteer hours, attire, and etiquette.

Volunteer Program Job Descriptions:

Care Taker Volunteer:

  • Care for the center by cleaning exhibit areas, sweeping, vacuuming, wiping things down, etc.

  • Care for the animals at the center by cleaning their cages. (This requires supervision from a staff member until you are trained enough to care for the animals on your own).

  • Do yard work; pulling weeds, raking and bagging up leaves, mowing the lawn, etc.

Maker Volunteer:

  • Help us renovate exhibits to keep our museum fresh and exciting. 

  • Create new exhibits to bring in new forms of learning to our museum.

  • Brainstorm plans and ideas for new exhibits or renovations to the exhibits we have now.

  • Attend our Maker Nights to brainstorm and create with others!

For opportunities to engage with our visitors, check out our Ambassador Program!

We love groups, too

If you have a group interested in doing a volunteer workday, please contact our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@ecscience.org. We always have projects for groups!

Current Volunteers

To report your Volunteer hours, click here. To view your recent hours and upcoming schedule, click here.

Volunteer Program Requirement

Volunteers must be 14 or older (or a High School Freshman) to become a part of the Volunteer Program due to the nature of the activities they can engage in.

Sign Up Today

If you have never volunteered with the Science Center before, please fill out the form below. When you come in for your first Volunteer shift, please bring a signed copy of our waiver form.

Questions

Email our volunteer coordinator at volunteer@ecscience.org for more information!

31 SW Memorial Parkway

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

850-664-1261

Museum Hours:

Wednesday-Saturday: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Sunday-Tuesday: Closed

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