VOLUNTEER

Do you love STEM? Do you want to be a founding volunteer member helping us to build the momentum for our opening year of the Reading Science Center #RDGsci, located on Penn Street in downtown Reading.

¡Queremos tu ayuda! Tal vez tenga una hora para realizar recorridos de conducción, tal vez tenga fines de semana y horas después de la escuela para enseñar en nuestro laboratorio celular; lo que sea que tenga para ofrecer en tiempo y talento, le buscaremos un trabajo voluntario que pueda ayudarnos a hacer el primer trabajo del condado de Berks. Reading Science Center un gran éxito comunitario.

Are you someone who gets excited to learn new things? Do you love STEM? At the Reading Science Center, we aim to provide a fun place to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math for all of our community but we need your help!

We rely completely on volunteers to help us share our mission of fostering a love of science through exciting and experiential STEM education. 

 

Maybe you have a few hours on a Saturday to welcome guests. Maybe you would like to represent women in your field to our Sisters in STEM program? Maybe you have an Idea for a new exhibit and would like to help us create it. Maybe you would like to volunteer in our NEAG cell lab and assist guests as they work their way through guided experiments. Maybe you’re looking to take a greater interest in the RSC by joining a committee. 

 

No matter what you have to offer in time and talent, we will find you a volunteer job that can help us make Berks County’s first Science Center a huge community success.

 

 

Sign up through our volunteer form (below). Jobs that need your talents:

Office assistant – Assist director with data entry, filing and other clerical duties.

Exhibit floor volunteer – Assist guests in exploring our exhibit floor.

Cell lab volunteer – Assisting guests with cell lab exhibits, including some limited laboratory prep work.

Educator – Provide educational programming to after-school, weekend and summer camp visitors.

Exhibit maker – Use of carpentry, mechanics and electronics skills to build new exhibits.

Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.

Sign up through our volunteer form (below). Jobs that need your talents:


Exhibit floor volunteer – Greet and assist guests in exploring our exhibit floor.

Cell lab volunteer – Assisting guests with cell lab exhibits, including some limited laboratory prep work.

Educator – Provide educational programming to after-school, weekend and summer camp visitors.

Office assistant – Assist director with data entry, filing and other clerical duties.

Exhibit maker – Use of carpentry, mechanics and electronics skills to build new exhibits.

Female STEM representative – Our Sisters in Stem program introduces different areas of STEM to 5th grade girls. We are always looking for females to come in and share their careers and experience with the girls. 

Committees that need your expertise:

Marketing Committee – Works to develop a marketing plan for the Reading Science Center. Marketing plan will efficiently educate the community about the RSC as well as promote events, programming, birthday parties and field trips using all strategies available within the marketing budget. Members of the committee will work with our Marketing and Social Media intern to execute the plan.

Volunteer Committee – Ensures a full staff of competent, knowledgeable, and personable staff who leads guests to an optimal experience while visiting the Reading Science Center. From growing our programing and Cell Lab events to supporting ongoing training efforts and possibly assisting with our recruitment efforts. 

Please use the form below to receive more information on our volunteer opportunities. Volunteers must be 15 years of age or older.

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We here at the Reading Science Center understand that these are unprecedented times. as such, we wanted you to know that we are taking the following precautions until further notice:

  • We have an air scrubber (Vollara) that we use in the Center
  • We have deep cleaning complete weekly 
  • Sanitizing every three hours using MICROBAN Sanitizing spray
  • Hand Snaitizer is readily available throughout the Center
  • Masking is required regardless of vaccination status
  • Limiting Hours (No Tuesdays until February)
  • Temperature Checks and an illness questionnaire
  • We respectfully request that if you or a family member with you is feeling under the weather, you visit us another time.  
  • If we need to close, we will post on Social Media as soon as we have made the decision

Thank You and we look forward to you and your family visiting the Reading Science Center!

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