Volunteer at WonderLab
Volunteers play an essential role in determining the quality of each visitor’s experience. Depending on age, volunteers have the opportunity to learn new skills and/or mentor other volunteers. WonderLab’s volunteer team includes teens, college students, scientists, educators, business people, parents and retirees. Families and groups are welcome as volunteers.
Middle and High School Volunteers
Volunteering is a natural next step for those who have previously experienced WonderLab or any hands-on museum as visitors. Teens are eligible to become volunteers as they complete grade 6. As middle and high school volunteers share their enthusiasm with museum visitors, they benefit by fine-tuning their work ethics and improving their communication skills. They also interact with college students and other adult volunteers, who can serve as positive role models.
WonderLab provides college students with an opportunity to apply classroom skills and become involved in the Bloomington community. College student make up nearly half of WonderLab’s volunteer team. They are involved on the museum floor, with special projects, and behind the scenes activities. WonderLab offers flexible volunteer hours around class and work schedules. College students receive mentoring from WonderLab staff, and serve as role models to teen volunteers and younger children. WonderLab also offers internships
for college students.
WonderLab benefits from the support of adult volunteers from the local community. These volunteers come from a variety of backgrounds and are at different stages of their lives. They serve as mentors not only to young visitors, but also to the hundreds of teen and college student volunteers who serve beside them.
Opportunities are available on the museum floor, in the garden, behind the scenes, and during evening hours when the museum facility is rented for private events. WonderLab offers flexible volunteer hours to accommodate work and family schedules.