Volunteer Program

Come join our award-winning volunteer program! Our volunteers dedicate their time to educate our guests about the incredible animals and collections we have here at our organization. Each of these encounters between our volunteers and our guests is another chance to further our mission to “inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world.”

We invite you to become part of our volunteer family. Our family consists of almost 350 volunteers. Pre-pandemic, our volunteers contributed almost 41,000 hours per year. To put that in perspective, that is the equivalent of 18 full time employees! In 2020, they rallied to support the GSC after our 93-day closure and still contributed almost 20,000 hours.

We are unable to offer short-term opportunities for individuals such as student service requests or court-ordered community service. We recommend visiting the website for the Volunteer Center of Greensboro to get information about organizations that can accommodate those requests.

To get started, take a look at our Current Openings section. If we are recruiting for a program, there will be a round button you can click on that will take you to additional information about the program as well a button to apply.

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Current Openings

Want to know when opportunities arise? Join our mailing list!

  • Aquarium Docent Program (ages 15+) - Applications opening soon
  • Zoo Docent Program (ages 15+) - Applications opening soon
  • Dive Program (ages 18+) - Full
  • Horticulture Program (ages 18+) - Full
  • Teacher's Assistant Program (ages 13-17) - Full

For Current Volunteers

Volunteer Website

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email volunteers@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1330.