Volunteer or Donate



            volunteer hands                      
                                     
LIVE ANIMAL CARE                      girl feeding birds
                                                            

Do you love animals? Are the kids asking you for a pet but you are reluctant to commit? Consider becoming a Science Center Weekend Animal Volunteer. You and you child/ren will get to experience a room full of exotic animals to love, nurture and feed. Science Center staffers will train you on proper care, feeding and socializing techniques. You can choose to schedule as many weekends as you like. Most families finish feeding our entire collection in 1.5 hours.

Summer Animal Care
When the Science Center Closes for the Summer, our live animals need somewhere to go. We will provide you with printed care instructions, a cage, initial food supply, and emergency contact information. Animals go to homes on a first come, first serve basis. Interested call the
Science Center at 781-455-0475.

Families (weekends or school break):
  • Take home an animal over long weekend or school break (contact the Science Center as early as possible to ensure that you get your first choice animal visitor)

 

 High School Students after school:

 

  • Weekend animal caregiver (if you are under 18 years of age, you must come with an adult).
  • Our after school animal positions are currently filled.
  • Office work (call or email for more details)

 

Volunteer Gatherings         
                                                        alice's tea party1

Once a month the Science Center will put out the call for a group of volunteers to come help us. We need people who can measure, cut, count, paste, and don't mind getting a little messy. The tasks are easy, and we're happy to bribe you with munchies. We usually meet at the Science Center (Newman School) on a weekday between 10am and noon. If you want to join the party, feel free to call the Science Center at 781 455-0475 or send us your email.


Our next adult volunteer gathering:  Thursday June 14th 10am-noon  at the Science Center. The tasks will likely involve cutting and sorting. Snacks provided.  Bring a friend if you'd like. If you're new to the Science Center, feel free to contact us - we're always happy to welcome new volunteers.


Volunteers with Special Skills
If you have a special skill, interest or hobby that you would like to share, we would love to have you. We need specialized help with:
  • Designing, building and maintaining equipment for science curriculum kits
  • Gardening - Lead/assist with gardening projects at our elementary schools
  • Organizing and quality control - to help inventory and refurbish kits
  • Curriculum Content Experts - We need content experts in science and engineering on our curriculum development team - help us provide accurate up-to-date content information, editing support and more

Create Your Own Volunteer Opportunity
  • Drop Ins - Come whenever you have free time
  • On Call - We'll contact you whenever we need an extra hand
  • Find Stuff - We'll ask you to track down whatever odd things we need, such as egg cartons or coffee cans
  • Work at home - Pick up your project at the Science Center, and drop it off when you finish
  • Other - we're happy to entertain your idea
Thank You!
Our wonderful and talented volunteer, David Loomis, designed and built two wooden storage units to house the Science Center's poster collection.


We are looking for the following DONATIONS:

- METAL TEASPOONS to be used for sound experiments. 
 - COCKTAIL NAPKINS in any color (appropriate themes for children)to make parachutes for  wind experiments.
- TOILET PAPER ROLLS (empty) to be used for musical instruments

storage units



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