Contribute your special skills to help our program grow
Pittsburgh Science Workshop runs on volunteer energy and has an exciting spectrum of ways to get involved! Want to find out more? Fill out the form below we’ll be in touch to answer any questions, and explain the next steps to joining the workshop team.
Scroll down to browse some popular options:
Drop-in Program Mentor
Work one-on-one with kids afterschool to support their science exploration and to help bring their ideas to life! It’s a rewarding opportunity to have a meaningful, long-term impact on their lives. Science knowledge or ability to use tools is welcome, but not required. The most important thing is to enjoy working with young people, and be supportive, encouraging, and caring.
Science Bus Facilitator
Jump onboard the traveling Science Workshop! Our colorful science bus travels to a wide array of free Pittsburgh community events April through November. Come share a special experiment or science demo of your choice, and help visitors of all ages interact with our fascinating collection of onboard exhibits!
Calling all metal smiths, goat-herders, fisherman, costume designers, bird watchers, robotics tinkerers, plant nerds! Do you enjoy working with kids and have something to share related to science and engineering? We invite you to visit our afterschool program so that participants get to try something new, with you!
If you like tinkering and constructing, come build exhibits! From Physics contraptions to assembling skeletons, we can work with you to identify and build awesome science. The exhibits you create will be enjoyed by thousands of participants in Science Workshop programs in Pittsburgh, and can hit the road with our mobile program, too.
Design and care for the Science Workshop’s gardens and wild spaces! Nature brings us joy and plants support so many wonderful inquiry paths, including botany, entomology, ecology, chemistry, and agricultural science.
Behind the Scenes
There are many important roles for volunteers behind the scenes, for example: serving on the Board of Directors or Advisory Council, helping with web design, marketing, and social media, or contributing to development and fundraising. Join the team!
Fill out our volunteer interest form, or contact us if you have questions!