Volunteer

It is the Leonardo’s Mission to fuse science, technology, and art in experiences that inspire creativity and innovation in people of all ages and backgrounds.

JOIN OUR TEAM

Volunteering at the Leonardo is a rare opportunity to contribute to a unique destination for art, science and technology, and to foster curiosity and critical thinking while minimizing the artificial barriers between disciplines.
Current Volunteers

Volunteer Benefits

The Leonardo believes that hard work and exceptional work deserve recognition. Our Volunteers are able to further their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and art through exhibit trainings, access to see the behind-the-scenes process of the Leonardo, and experiences with our staff; they will receive the opportunity to contribute to a unique destination for art, science and technology, and to foster curiosity and critical thinking while minimizing the artificial barriers between disciplines; they will receive valuable work experience to help further their careers and ambitions.

A progressive Volunteer Rewards Program including, but not limited to:

  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Unlimited soda and coffee in the SALT Bistro
  • 15% discount to The Leonardo Bistro and Gift Shop
  • Individual Membership to the Museum
  • Dual Membership to the Museum
  • Free complimentary tickets to The Leonardo

Volunteer Requirements

  • Minimum of 6 hours per month (at least two 3 hour shifts)
  • 6 month commitment
  • 16 years or older
    • If you are under the age of 18, a parent’s signature will be required.
  • A criminal background check is required
  • Signed consent and liability form

Available Opportunities

To discover volunteer opportunities that The Leonardo currently has available, please check the descriptions below:

Entry Level Volunteer Opportunities:

Summary:

The Education Aide Volunteer serves as an extra helping hand to the School Programs Manager and Education staff in preparing our school group workshops, supporting the Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Help chaperone children during field trips on the floor and in classroom settings
  • Prep specialized Education supplies for workshops, activities and field trips
  • Assist with Education workshops
  • Assist Education staff members in maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be self-directed, willing to take initiative, and detail-oriented
  • Be able to complete repetitive prep work and stay on task

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.

Shift:   

  • Shifts are 3 hours long anytime during Monday-Friday.
  • Shifts vary each day and can be scheduled with the Education Team in advance.

Summary:

The Floor Activity Facilitator Volunteer serves as a facilitator for our numerous scheduled activities and experiments, supporting Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prep supplies for activities and experiments
  • Encourage Visitors to create and build projects in an exciting and fun teaching style
  • Assist staff members in maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Alert staff when exhibit components are out of order
  • Run scheduled floor activities independently at pre-scheduled times
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be willing to learn and teach STEAM activities to the public
  • Be comfortable addressing crowds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.
  • Our floor activities change regularly, therefore additional training for each new activity will be provided.
  • Floor Activity Facilitators will also be invited to attend any and all new exhibit trainings.

Shift:                     

  • Shifts are 3 hours long.
  • Start and end times are: 10:00am-1:00pm (weekdays & weekends) or 1:00pm-5:00pm (weekdays & weekends).

Summary:

The Landscaping Volunteer serves as an extra helping hand to the Facilities department in maintaining landscaping for The Leonardo.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Property grounds care, including but not limited to:
    • mowing, trimming, edging lawns, pulling weeds, planting flowers, leaf removal
  • Snow removal during winter months
  • Paint as needed
  • May run scheduled landscaping floor activities independently at pre-scheduled times
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must have a landscaping passion or background
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Able to work outside for long periods of time
  • Able to lift 25+ lbs.

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.

Shift:                     

  • Shifts are 3 hours long (weekdays &/or weekends)

Summary:

This volunteer serves as an extra helping hand during Outreach Events. Outreach activities are S.T.E.A.M.-focused (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Design, and Math)! The Leonardo teams up with organizations throughout the year for interactive workshops, pixel art coloring pages, superhero science demos and more for all ages!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure excellent Outreach Event experience to the visitors participating
  • Help with facilitation of activities
  • Help with supplies prep
  • Help with set up and take down
  • Other tasks as assigned.

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Must be able to stand and walk around for long periods of time
  • Must be able to lift at least 25 lbs.
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be able to complete repetitive prep work and stay on task

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.

Shift:                   

  • Shifts are 3 hours long (weekdays &/or weekends)

Expert Level Volunteer Opportunities:

Summary:

The Art Volunteer serves as an expert with the Art Studio in preparing specialized workshops, activities and experiments. This supports The Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run scheduled Art Studio and floor activities independently at pre-scheduled times
  • Prep specialized Art supplies for workshops, activities and experiments
  • Encourage Visitors to create and build projects in an exciting and fun teaching style
  • Assist staff members in maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Alert staff when exhibit components are out of order
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must have an Art passion or background
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be willing to learn and teach Engineering activities to the public
  • Be comfortable addressing crowds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.
  • Our Art activities change regularly, therefore additional training for each new activity will be provided.

Shift:                    

  • Shifts are 3 hours long.
  • Start and end times are: 11:00am-3:00pm (weekends)

Summary:

The Aviation Volunteer serves as an expert the Flight exhibit in preparing specialized workshops, activities and experiments. This supports The Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run scheduled Aviation floor activities independently at pre-scheduled times
  • Prep specialized Aviation supplies for workshops, activities and experiments
  • Encourage Visitors to create and build projects in an exciting and fun teaching style
  • Assist staff members in maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Alert staff when exhibit components are out of order
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must have an Aviation passion or background
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be willing to learn and teach Aviation activities to the public
  • Be comfortable addressing crowds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.
  • Our Aviation activities change regularly, therefore additional training for each new activity will be provided.

Shift:                    

  • Shifts are 3 hours long.
  • Start and end times are: 11:00am-3:00pm (weekends)

Summary:

The Engineering Volunteer serves as an extra helping hand to the Resident Engineer in preparing specialized workshops, activities and experiments. This supports The Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run scheduled Engineering floor activities independently at pre-scheduled times
  • Prep specialized Engineering supplies for workshops, activities and experiments
  • Encourage Visitors to create and build projects in an exciting and fun teaching style
  • Assist staff members in maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Alert staff when exhibit components are out of order
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must have an Engineering passion or background
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be willing to learn and teach Engineering activities to the public
  • Be comfortable addressing crowds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.
  • Our Engineering activities change regularly, therefore additional training for each new activity will be provided.

Shift:                     

  • Shifts are 3 hours long.
  • Start and end times are: 11:00am-3:00pm (weekends)

Summary:

The Science Expert serves as an extra helping hand to the STEAM Education Specialist in preparing specialized workshops, activities and experiments. This supports The Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run scheduled Science  floor activities independently at pre-scheduled times
  • Prep specialized supplies for workshops, activities and experiments
  • Encourage Visitors to create and build projects in an exciting and fun teaching style
  • Assist staff members in maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Alert staff when exhibit components are out of order
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must have an Science passion or background
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be willing to learn and teach Engineering activities to the public
  • Be comfortable addressing crowds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.
  • Our Engineering activities change regularly, therefore additional training for each new activity will be provided.

Shift:                     

  • Shifts are 3 hours long.
  • Start and end times are: 11:00am-3:00pm (weekends)

Summary:

The Tech Expert serves as an extra helping hand to the STEAM Education Specialist in preparing specialized workshops, activities and experiments. This supports The Leonardo’s mission to create experiences that inspire creativity and innovation.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Run scheduled Tech floor activities independently at pre-scheduled times
  • Prep specialized supplies for workshops, activities and experiments
  • Encourage Visitors to create and build projects in an exciting and fun teaching style
  • Assist staff members in maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Alert staff when exhibit components are out of order
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must have an Tech passion or background
  • Must present a professional appearance and a friendly manner
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Be courteous and personable when dealing with the public
  • Be patient, understanding, and helpful with children
  • Be willing to learn and teach Engineering activities to the public
  • Be comfortable addressing crowds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training that will be done during your shift.
  • Our Engineering activities change regularly, therefore additional training for each new activity will be provided.

Shift:                     

  • Shifts are 3 hours long.
  • Start and end times are: 11:00am-3:00pm (weekends)
Once your application is received, you will be contacted by The Leonardo to determine next steps.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!