Volunteer Program

If you love people, animals and science, consider joining our volunteer program! Each year, we work with almost 750 volunteers who assist in classes, interpret animal exhibits, help during special events and serve as exhibit guides. Come join us!

Volunteering at the GSC requires a significant commitment. We invest a great deal of resources into each of our volunteers. In return, you'll have an opportunity to represent one of the few AZA and AAM accredited facilities in the country. Most volunteer opportunities require a minimum commitment of three months, although some of our volunteers have been with us for decades! As one of our volunteers, you can gain valuable experience, develop and utilize your skills and spend time alongside some great people.


Applications for Summer 2017 are now closed. GSC staff are reviewing applications. Candidates will be emailed by Friday, April 7 at 5pm with information about the next steps in the process.

Upcoming Openings

Even if you don't see an opportunity that fits what you’re looking for now, please be sure to check back for the following opportunities posted later on in the year. Additional docent classes will be offered August-November, with dates posted during Summer 2017.

Even if we don't have any volunteer opportunities available right now, we encourage you to check out our Volunteer Opportunities Directory below to learn more about the types of programs we offer throughout the year. The directory lists program requirements and gives a description of what volunteers in those roles typically do.

Volunteer Opportunities Directory

For Current Volunteers

Volunteer Website

Contact Us

Questions or comments? Email volunteers@greensboroscience.org or call 336-288-3769 x1330.