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As a non-profit organization, Discovery Cube relies on volunteer support to inspire future scientists and engineers. Volunteers provide person-to-person interaction with our guests in order to promote education through our exhibits. If you are over the age of 15 and would like to make an impact on your community, you have found the right place to volunteer!

Volunteer Opportunities

Do you love science, technology, engineering or math? Do you enjoy working with youth? Would you like to make a difference in your community? You’ve found the right place to inspire, educate and impact! Discovery Cube has the perfect volunteer program for anyone who’d like to get involved in their community and inspire future scientists and engineers! Cube volunteers engage guests at our exhibits, educating youth and promoting the joys of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Teen Volunteer Opportunities

Available in Orange County & Los Angeles

Our enthusiastic and active group of teen volunteers serve mostly on weekends, school holidays, and during the summer. Are you outgoing and have a passion for STEM? Do you enjoy working with people (especially kids)? We’re seeking high schoolers ages 15-18 who’d like to dig in and explore! Don’t worry – your commitment is do-able for even busy teens, with a minimum requirement of 4 hours of service every 30 days (but you’ll find most of our teens do even more!) As part of the application process, you’ll need to send us your resume and a letter of recommendation, and complete an interview. Ready to get started? Complete an application today!

Adult Volunteer Opportunities

Available in Orange County & Los Angeles

Science is fun for all ages! Become part of our adult volunteer team at the Cube! It doesn’t matter if you’ve just started college or are heading for retirement… if you have just a few hours during the week or on the weekends to educate and inspire, then join our team! A formal teaching background is not required – we are looking for folks who are friendly, love to learn, and are passionate about science and giving back to their community. Start your volunteer journey.

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Currently available in Orange County

Discovery Cube has volunteer opportunities for high school, college, and corporate groups! To learn more about upcoming opportunities at our special events, contact us at 714-913-5028 or volunteerOC@discoverycube.org. We’re also happy to work with corporate groups to provide single-day volunteer experiences at the Cube!

Contact us with additional questions by submitting the form below. View the Frequently Asked Questions about our volunteer program here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Below are some commonly asked questions about our volunteer program. If you don’t see your question(s) answered below, please contact the Volunteer Department by submitting the volunteer inquiry form.

Our Volunteers serve in a whole host of positions at Discovery Cube. Volunteers will start with a rotation of positions that help support our staff and operations on our exhibit floor. Volunteers engage guests at our popular exhibits, help maintain the Cube at a “show ready” state, and answer questions. Other positions (which may require additional training) include teaching science activities, explaining science concepts at our exhibits, and performing “behind the scenes” duties.

Teen Volunteers sign-up for predetermined shifts. Shifts will vary in length, but they are generally 4 hours long. We ask that all volunteers show up on time and stay for the entire shift. Teen volunteers generally serve on weekends, during school breaks and during the summer.

Our volunteers serve at least 4 hours every 30 days. In addition, volunteers must complete at least 60 hours of service before we will sign “verification of hours” paperwork or write letters of recommendation.

Yes! An interview is an opportunity for us to meet you face to face, ask you a few questions, get to know you a little more, and is a chance for you to get to know us a bit better as well!

Both our Teen and Adult volunteers are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.  We also have a minimum age requirement of fifteen years old.  We are seeking volunteers who are a good fit for our organization, enjoy sharing their interest in STEM, like working with people, are willing to commit and dedicate time to us, and most importantly, will enjoy their time at Discovery Cube.

We do not accept volunteers who under 15 years of age. However, you may start the application process 1 month before your 15th birthday.

Absolutely! Discovery Cube appreciates all the time and dedication volunteers give to us and we try to give back as best we can.

Benefits for active volunteers who have completed 60 hours include:

  1. Free admission for the volunteer and one guest (as long as the volunteer is not on duty)
  2. Discount at our Launch Pad Science Store
  3. Complimentary tickets to the Cube!

Adult volunteers who are accepted into our program are required to complete a Live Scan fingerprint background check. We’ll provide you with locations and details upon acceptance to the program.

Our volunteers wear a Cube-issued Volunteer uniform t-shirt with their own black pants and black or brown shoes.

We do not accept volunteers who need to serve community service through a court referral or diversion program.