Volunteers

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 institution dedicated to fostering curiosity and learning in art, science and technology. This is a place where you can be part of the process of  breaking down the barriers between disciplines and creating an environment of critical thought and growth. Join our amazing Leo team, and sign up to volunteer today!
Current Volunteers

Volunteer Benefits

The Leonardo believes that hard work and good ideas deserve recognition. Our volunteers are able to further their knowledge of science, technology, engineering, and art through exhibit trainings, access to behind-the-scenes Leonardo processes, and hands-on experiences with our staff. Volunteering at the Leonardo allows participants to gain valuable work experience to help further careers and ambitions.

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

  • Volunteer t-shirt
  • Free soda and coffee in the SALT Bistro
  • 15% discount to The Leonardo Bistro and Gift Shop
  • Complimentary Membership to the Museum
  • Free complimentary tickets to The Leonardo general admissions exhibitions

Volunteer Requirements

  • Minimum of 9 hours per month (this can be at least three 3 hour shifts or a combined equivalent)
  • 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

Volunteer Opportunities

Summary:

Volunteers to work with out outreach team and help with booths at festivals and fairs.

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 with maintaining a clean and creative space
  • Alert staff when there are issues with activities
  • Run scheduled activities independently at prescheduled 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 outreach activities change regularly, therefore additional training for each new activity will be provided.

Shift:                     

  • Shifts are a minimum of 3 hours long.
  • Outreach opportunities arise 6 days a week, Monday through Saturday and have various starting and ending times.

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 a minimum of 3 hours long.
  • Start and end times are: 10:00am-1:00pm (weekdays & weekends) or 1:00pm-4:00pm (weekdays & weekends).

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 anywhere from 2-4 hours long anytime during Monday-Friday.
  • Shifts vary each day and can be scheduled with the Education Team in advance.
Once your application is received, you will be contacted by the Leonardo explaining the next steps.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!