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Volunteer today to make an impact in your community

The Discovery Center at Water's Edge needs your expertise and talent!

If you are interested in working with us to launch the Discovery Center at Water’s Edge, please contact info@DiscoveryCenterMd.org. We are looking for volunteers to help us develop curriculum around exhibits, curate artifacts, document and record stories of people who worked there, raise money, and much more. Read on to learn more.

Adult Volunteer Program

Volunteers are an integral part of what we do at the Discovery Center at Water’s Edge.  We offer a variety of rewarding volunteer experiences for adults who want to give back to their community, learn something new, and share their knowledge with visitors. Read more about the Discovery Center’s Adult Volunteer Program.

Teen Volunteer Program

Discovery Center at Water’s Edge Teen Volunteer Program offers year-round volunteer opportunities for teens who are interested in giving back, learning something new, and being part of an incredible team of young people. Read more about the Discovery Center’s Teen Volunteer Program.

Group Volunteer Program

Is your group looking for opportunities to get involved in your community? The Discovery Center at Water’s Edge has volunteer projects that are perfect for your group. Read more about the Discovery Center’s Group Volunteer Program.

Image: Group of volunteer forming huddles getting ready to work.

Volunteer Application Process

  • Submit an application
  • Attend an interview
  • If selected, attend orientation and training sessions
  • Complete and return DHR and criminal background check forms

Help further a love of science in our community by volunteering your time and expertise with the Discovery Center at Water's Edge!

Fundraising

  • Donor relations
  • Outreach

Publicity and promotions

  • Audio – Video editor
  • Photographer and Videographer
  • Writer

Exhibit development/ assembly

  • Carpentry and electrical
  • Artists – mural, selfie wall
  • Handipersons

Programming and Events

  • Event organizers and planners
  • Event speakers
  • Mentors

In-center volunteer – operational support

  • Docent/Greeter
  • Educator
  • Volunteer coordinator

Enthusiasts

  • Science and technology subspecialties
  • History
  • Technology – early adopters
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