Discoveries are made every day at Whitaker Center. We rely on the enthusiasm, talent, intellect and creativity of volunteers to maintain and expand our exceptional programs. If you are interested in discovering what you can do, we invite you to join us as a volunteer. Whether answering questions about an exhibit, greeting school groups, helping guests to their seats in one of our theaters, or answering phones in the administrative office, volunteers are involved!
The Volunteer Program at Whitaker Center includes diverse people of all ages, abilities, educational levels and employment backgrounds. The Volunteer Manager will help you to select a role that matches your interests and abilities to organizational needs. A contribution of your time and talent is one of the most generous gifts you can make.
We are currently accepting applications from volunteers (age 18 and up) to fill a variety of roles. If you are interested, please contact the Volunteer Manager by calling 717-724-3850 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers share skills, learn new ones, meet new people, and have the power to make a difference and inspire others. Join us today!
It’s easy to get involved at Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. Applying is easy as 1-2-3.
* Recently signed into law was Act 153 of 2014, which requires comprehensive criminal and child abuse background checks of volunteers working with children. This law defines “direct contact with children” as “The care, supervision, guidance or control of children or routine interaction with children.” This law now requires Whitaker Center to obtain the following background checks on current and prospective volunteers:
* Certain volunteers (those living in Pennsylvania consistently for ten years) can be exempted from the Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal History Record Information check.
Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts
222 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
The Volunteer Manager will be contact with you to review your materials and schedule an orientation.
Information desk volunteers provide exceptional customer service by greeting patrons and answering questions about Whitaker Center and the surrounding community. Volunteers staffed at the Information Desk also monitor the Science Center entrance to include taking tickets and stamping hands.
If you are a jack of all trades, then this position is for you! The Floating Host is cross-trained to be of assistance at the Information Desk, in Wonders at Whitaker Center, our Digital Cinema, or Performance Theater. See descriptions of these specific positions for further details!
Work with the young and those young at heart by interacting with visitors in Harsco Science Center. Help guests get the most out of the interactive exhibits, and/or be a greeter for school groups and orient them to the Science Center. Volunteers in this position may also get the chance to assist in classrooms for our workshops and presentations. Excellent customer service skills a must! No science experience required – training provided!
Provide excellent customer service by assisting visitors into our Digital Cinema, and collecting tickets while acquiring the opportunity to view the many large format movies shown while on your shift as an usher.
This position is for individuals interested in delivering exceptional guest service by helping patrons locate their seats and other amenities prior to and during performing arts events in the Performance Theater. Great for those interested in helping out while also getting the opportunity of viewing the multitude of events and shows that come to our Performance Theater!
Schedule: Subject to show schedule
If you have specific administrative skills, are looking for a volunteer position apart from guest services (membership office, education office and finance office) or would like a more flexible schedule one of our many administrative volunteer positions is for you!
Volunteers working in the Education Office assist with database entry and mailing projects.