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Volunteer Opportunities

Our science center relies on you to help bring our vision and our mission to others.  Volunteering is not only a great way to help out, but is an opportunity for those interested in what goes on behind the scenes here to get a sneak peek at what goes into making a science center work.

Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions:

  • Tour guide
  • Gardening
  • Building Maintenance 
  • Animal care
  • Special events
  • Renovations
  • Camps
  • Classes
  • More!


Volunteers may choose to be full-time, part-time, group, or special event volunteers depending on what fits their schedule best.  There are so many ways to get involved and use your talents here at AFSC and we do our best to find the right position for each volunteer.

AFSC volunteers have the opportunity to receive benefits such as:

  • Behind the scenes knowledge and involvement with AFSC
  • 10% discount in our gift shop


If YOU are interested in becoming part of our team here at AFSC, please email for more information!

Help Wanted


Summer Camp Counselors


  • Must be at least 13 years old.
  • Duties include guiding campers to stations, clean up, and monitor award system.
  • Training provided.

Grounds Keeping and Maintenance

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Must be available weekdays and some Saturdays. Flexible hours.
  • Duties include pulling weeds, planting, painting, building, minor repair work, and other maintenance work.

Animal Husbandry


  • Must be at least 14 years old.
  • Training provided. Flexible hours.
  • Duties include cleaning enclosures, providing enrichment and exercise, feeding, and healthcare.

General Volunteer


  • Must be at least 18 years old. 
  • Duties may include various office and clerical work, cataloging artifacts, data entry, answering and making phone calls, light cleaning, and admissions desk. 
  • Training is provided.

Click here to download an application form.
Please indicate on your form the position in which you would like to volunteer. 
Send your completed form to our offices by mail or e-mail as instructed in the form.

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Events Where Volunteers Are Needed |

Annual Silent Auction and Benefit Dinner - November