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We are always seeking volunteers. Volunteers are a vital part of our operation. We currently have positions open.

All volunteers:

  • Are at least 16 years of age
  • Pass a required security background check
  • Build a relationship with The National Science Institute and support NSI’s mission
  • Are flexible, friendly, and enjoy working with others
  • Deliver A+ customer service and support the mission of NSI
  • Agree to commit to volunteering on a regular basis

If you are interested in volunteering as a group please contact us.

To get started, fill out our volunteer application:

  • Applicants must be at least 16 years old.
  • Are there any medical conditions or allergies we should know about? It will not impact your ability to volunteer, but will help us place you in the most idea area if you have something that would prevent you from working in certain labs or departments.
  • Previous volunteer experience is not a requirement.
  • What is the highest level of school you've completed? What school was it, and what year did you exit the program?
    We are seeking experienced volunteers in all areas. Choosing an area is not a guarantee of entry into that position -we may find a better fit for you. Depending on your area of interest, you may have a secondary application or interview process.
  • Describe your previous experience in your chosen area(s). Some may require more experience than others - formal experience is not important in any area.
    For liability reasons, some tasks are restricted. Being under 18 does not mean we cannot work with you.
    All of our volunteering takes place at the facility.
    Because we serve children, we require our volunteers to undergo a background check. Please know that a history of non-violent crimes will not disqualify you, as we exist to empower our neighbors, including those who are working to change their circumstances after incarceration.
  • Only convicted crimes should be mentioned.
    We understand that things happen and schedules change - but generally speaking, when do you anticipate being available for volunteering? A timeslot is not a shift - Choose all that may apply.
    There is no automatic minimum commitment requirement. Knowing your anticipated availability helps us assign tasks and projects. We understand that there will be fluctuation - you may have more time due to school break, or less time due to work or going on vacation. While we use "days" as a marker, it may mean volunteering 2 hours that day.