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.
Hours Provided by Volunteer Annually
Our STEM Resource Center (SRC) volunteers help our staff recycle, clean, inspect, and measure the materials that are placed in our units.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Einstein Project, or fill out the volunteer form.
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.
average number OF hand lenses cleaned annually by our volunteers
average NUMBER OF PAILS CLEANED AND COUNTED BY volunteer annually