Volunteer

Volunteer




Volunteers are vital members of the South Dakota Discovery Center team. They help with everything from visitor experience, exhibit hall maintenance, to assisting with classes and special events. We are always looking for energetic, enthusiastic volunteers!

Use this great opportunity to learn more about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) and the backstage works of a science center. Acquire valuable teaching and leadership skills and help us inspire kids to explore nature and science!

Want to know more? Email Kendra or call her at 605-224-8295.

These are some of our current volunteer opportunities:
  • Exhibit Hall -- helping guests with exhibits, keeping the exhibits clean and ready for visitors, setting up birthday parties
    • times: mostly weekends
    • recommended ages: 11 - adult
    • orientation provided
 
  • Planetarium Shows -- learn how to operate the planetarium and present your own star shows (Starry Saturdays and in school outreach)
    • times: 2nd and 4th Saturday each month, optional: weekdays
    • recommended ages: 17 - adult
    • training provided
 
  • STEM Kit Inventory -- help us inventory and restock our STEM teaching kits
    • times: flexible
    • recommended ages: 14 - adult
    • orientation provided
 
  • Classes and Camps – assist with our camps and classes
    • times: mostly weekdays
    • recommended ages: 14 - adult
    • orientation provided
 
  • Citizen Science Projects -- collect data and inform research projects with NASA’s TEMPO Ozone Garden, GLOBE Observer, iNaturalist and others.
    • times: flexible
    • recommended ages: 11 - adult
    • orientation provided