If you’re looking for a one time opportunity to volunteer or to test us out before becoming a regular volunteer, you cannot go wrong with volunteering at one of our special events! Our special events will make you wonder where the day has gone—seriously, you’ll second guess if you should call it volunteering or playing!
The ideal special event volunteer will have great interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic with working with individuals of all backgrounds, and love to have fun. Please note that some special events have specific requirements like age, standing/lifting abilities, or transportation to locations other than the Discovery Center. Our Assistant Visitor Experience Manager will confirm any special requirements for special events before placement.
417-862-9910 ext. 716
Upcoming Special Events:
|Nerf Battle at the Discovery Center||February 27, 2020|
from 5;30 - 8:30 pm
|Referee kids as they battle their way through the Discovery Center after hours|
|Homeschool Days||February 25; April 21; May 19-20 from 10 am - 11 am||Help Homeschooler's in our Chromosome Lab.|
|Merit Badge University||February 29; June 6 from 9:30 am - 5 pm||Help Scouts earn badges in engineering, space exploration, and sustainability.|
|Weekend Workshops||10 am -12 pm March 14||Help kids and families explore science topics like dissections, robot building, stop motion, and more!|
|Webelos Nova Boy Scout event||March 7 from 8:45 am - 5 pm||Help Webelos earn adventures and NOVA awards.|
|STEAM Day Camp||March 16-20 and April 10||Explore different elements of science, technology, engineering, art, and math at this ultimate, one-day school’s out experience for science-loving kids!|
|Easter Egg Hunt||April 10 from 8:45 am - 5 pm||Help hide eggs for our Easter Egg Hunt.|
|NASA exhibit arriving help setup and build||April 29 from 8:45 am - 5 pm||Help the Discovery Center set up our new NASA exhibit.|
|Summer of Science Camps||May 18-22 from 8:45 am - 5 pm||Help facilitate experiments with summer campers.|
|MessFest||July 11 from 8:45 am - 5 pm||Help guests get messy at MessFest.|
|Bubblefest||August 1 from 8:45 am - 5 pm||Help with bubble science and make some bubbles.|
|Route 66 Festival||August 14||More information to come.|
|Night at the Museum||September 12, 2020 from 4 - 11;00 pm||Must be 21 years or older. This is not your grandparents' fundraiser. Play with fire, battle robots, and experience the premier adults-only night in Springfield.|
We’re always adding more events, so check back often for the latest updates.
Group Volunteer Experiences:
Any of our special event opportunities are perfect for groups looking to give back or earn service hours. Looking for a group volunteer experience? Let us know and we can customize a special DCS volunteer day for your group!
Other Volunteer Opportunities