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.

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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
  • Complimentary Membership to the Museum
  • Free complimentary tickets to The Leonardo

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

Available Opportunities

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

Volunteer Opportunities (Sept 14th – Nov 23rd):

Summary:

The Girls Who Code (GWC) Club volunteer will aide in the facilitation of the Girls Who Code program. It is a club for elementary girls to build sisterhood, gain confidence and learn about the world of coding and tech.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in facilitating the GWC Club on Saturday mornings
  • Checking girls in and out of the club each week
  • Prep specialized supplies needed for activities or guests
  • Other tasks assigned

Knowledge, Skill and Abilities:

  • Must have worked with children
  • Must have a passion for or interest in coding
  • 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 comfortable addressing crowds

Training and Experience Requirements:

  • All volunteers will be given specific training on facilitating the club.
  • No prior coding experience is necessary, but willingness to learn.
  • Able to works Saturdays

Shift:   

  • Shifts are up to 2 hours long on Saturday mornings during the weeks of September 14th-November 23rd.
  • We have three clubs who need volunteers on Saturday Mornings:
    • 9:45-11:30AM 6-12th Grade
    • 11:15-12:45PM 3-5th Grade
    • 12:30-2:15pm 6-12th Grade

After you are accepted as a volunteer, you will meet with the Girls Who Code Coordinator to decide which shift best fits you.

Entry Level Volunteer Opportunities (ongoing):

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.

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).
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!