Volunteer Program

If you love people, animals and science, consider joining our volunteer program! Each year, we work with almost 700 volunteers who assist in classes, interact with visitors and answer questions at exhibits, and help during special events. 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 six 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.

Current Openings

Horticulture Volunteer

Horticulture Volunteer

Applications Posted: February 1
Application Deadline: Ongoing
Age Minimum: 18
Animal Handling? No

Zoo Docent

Zoo Docent - September Class

Applications Posted: July 1
Application Deadline: August 1
Training Date: September 18, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Age Minimum: 15
Animal Handling? No

Young Adult Mentor

Young Adult Mentor (YAM)

Applications Posted: July 1
Application Deadline: July 22
Age Minimum: 14
Animal Handling? No



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.


Museum Ambassador

Museum Ambassador - October Class

Applications Posted: August 1
Application Deadline: September 1
Training Date: October 18, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Age Minimum: 13
Animal Handling? No

Robotics Ambassador

Robotics Ambassador - October Class

Applications Posted: August 1
Application Deadline: September 1
Training Date: October 18, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Age Minimum: 14
Animal Handling? No


There will not be any training classes in November or December.

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

In Progress

Summer Teen Program

Summer Teen Program

Applications Posted: March 1
Application Deadline: April 9
Training Date: May 26, 2:00 - 4:00pm or May 29, 6:00 - 8:00pm
Age Minimum: 13
Animal Handling? No

For Current Volunteers

Volunteer Website
Volgistics

Contact Us

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