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.

We want your help! Maybe you have an hour to give conducting tours, maybe you have weekend and after school hours to teach in our cell lab – whatever you have to offer in time and talent, we will find you a volunteer job that can help us make Berks County’s first Reading Science Center a huge community success.

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.

Internship Program

The Internship program at the Reading Science Center offers an opportunity for local students to obtain work experience within a non-profit organization. Internships are available each semester, including summer. Applicants may attend Alvernia, Albright, RACC, Penn State Berks and other Universities who may be learning remotely within the Greater Reading area. Areas of interest may include STEM, education, marketing, business, or other fields that may relate to the Science Center.

 

Qualifications:
Self-starter who can produce great results with limited supervision.
Strong communication skills.
Ability to interact, & inspire 5th grade Reading School District girls.
Pass all PA required clearances for working with children.
Bilingual abilities are a plus.


Details:
This is a paid internship, college credit is available.
Start/end date to correspond with Universities Academic Calendar.
Part-time 10-12 hrs/wk. Internship Pay: $12.00 per hour.

 

Please fill out the form below to receive more information on our internship opportunities.

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