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Volunteer Task Descriptions

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

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 BodyQuest. 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.

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.


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

OMNIMAX® Support

Greet guests, control traffic, take tickets, help at the concession stand and maintain the Omnimax theater.

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.

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 or greet our visitors, there are many ways to bring the mysteries of space to life.

Kitchen Theater Presenter

Help us create yummy science in our 1950's themed kitchen. Interact with visitors by assisting at our 25-minute food themed shows. Volunteers can take part in presenting the live programs for up to 80 visitors! If being on stage is not your "thing," volunteers can assist with behind the scenes show preparation or small demo interactions. There is something cooking…just for you!

Works Theater Presenter

Our newly renovated industrial themed Works Theater is for the scientist at heart. 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!

Chevron STEM Center

Mentor a student, offer tours at your site, stamp passports or judge at a competition…these are a few of the opportunities available through our STEM programs. Visit stemcenter programs page for more information on our programs or click here for a complete list of our volunteer opportunities.

Girls, Math & Science Partnership

Help girls change the world! Volunteer to work in one of the following areas (or suggest a new idea of your own) - project planning, events, science content and writing, website, or community partnership. We welcome volunteers of all ages above 16.

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.

USS Requin Submarine

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

Administrative Support

Help out behind the scenes by providing to support to one of our various departments.

Could involve helping in the mailroom, taking surveys, data entry or creating newsletters.

Girls, Math & Science Partnership

Help girls change the world! Volunteer to work in one of the following areas (or suggest a new idea of your own): project planning, events, science content and writing, website at, or community partnership. We welcome volunteers of all ages above 16.

Special Events

Help the Science Center in a variety of different ways when we have a special program, from assisting with activities to behind the scenes preparations.  Some of our popular special events include SciTech Days, Mess Fest, and Breakfast Express.

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