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:
|Weekend Workshops||10 am -12 pm October 19, December 14, January 18, February 15, and March 14||Help kids and families explore science topics like dissections, robot building, stop motion, and more!|
|Nerf Battle at the Discovery Center||August 23, 2019 from 5:30 - 8:30 pm||Referee kids as they battle their way through the Discovery Center after hours|
|Night at the Museum||September 7, 2019 from 4 - 10:30 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.|
|Ozarks Mini Maker Fair||October 5, 2019||Partner with our staff at OTC to show kids and families cool tech like our 3D printers|
|Breakfast with Boomer||October 26, 2019||Perfect for the MSU student or alumni! Partner with our staff at MSU's homecoming to show families cool tech like our robotic arms.|
|Halloween at the Discovery Center||Late October 2019||Help with spooky science demonstrations at this one of a kind family-family friendly Halloween event!|
|Seuss Science Day||February 2020||Guide families through Dr. Seuss themed activities at one of the most popular Springfield events of the year!|
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