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Volunteer

Volunteers are essential for the Einstein Project to be successful. There are different ways to get involved with us and the details provided in the Volunteer Form can better assist us in ensuring you have a fun, quality volunteer experience. 

2,000+

Hours Provided by Volunteer Annually

Volunteer Form

Volunteer Opportunities

Name *
Name
What is your volunteer interest? *
What is your availability? *
Best time of day for you to volunteer?
Best time of day for you to volunteer?
These are just suggested times to get us started in the conversation. As we coordinate together, we will find the best time for you.
Second best time of day for you to volunteer?
Second best time of day for you to volunteer?
Do you have any physical limitations/restrictions?
Have you ever been charged or convicted of a crime? *

Resource Management

Our STEM Resource Center (SRC) volunteers help our staff recycle, clean, inspect, and measure the materials that are placed in our units. 

Who
Our volunteers come from all different backgrounds including company volunteer programs, special needs workers from community programs, high school and college students, and retired community members. Unfortunately, we can't accept any court-appointed community service volunteers.

Volunteers should be able to follow directions, count accurately, pay attention to detail and have the ability to make a decision on acceptability of materials for reuse. All of our volunteers are provided with instructions and training by the Volunteer Coordinator.

Where
Einstein Project is open from 8am to 4pm, Monday - Friday during the school year and our hours are abbreviated during the summer. We are able to accommodate volunteers for various shift lengths, including 2 to 5 hours. On occasion, we may be closed for holidays, staff development, weather, etc. Volunteers are notified of schedule changes in advance, if possible. 

Volunteers are able to set their own schedule! Some volunteers come once a week or once a month; while others come a couple times per week, month, or year.  We can be flexible and we work with you to set the best schedule that will work for both you and our organization.

What
Our volunteers are seated in our well-lit, clean volunteer room, where there are tables, comfortable chairs and a radio. The volunteer area is air-conditioned or heated according to the season, but season-appropriate clothing is highly recommended.

There is a break room available with a refrigerator to store beverages or snacks. Coffee, water, and soda is often available for our volunteers, but volunteers may also bring their own.

How
Volunteers are required to provide their own transportation to and from Einstein Project. We do offer parking in the front of the building. Volunteers should use their own judgment to determine when and if they can safely commute to and from the Einstein Project during extreme weather conditions.
 

Contact
For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Einstein Project, or fill out the volunteer form.

Event assistance

Event volunteers have the opportunity to help out on the day of an event with registrations, welcoming guests, ticket sells, food & beverage coordination, set-up & take-down support, booth assistance, etc. We have multiple events throughout the year. Some events are focused on kids & families, others on students, and some are general community events.

12,750

average number OF hand lenses cleaned annually by our volunteers

1,600

average NUMBER OF PAILS CLEANED AND COUNTED BY volunteer annually