Tuesday, August 27, 2013

PSC ♥ Volunteers: Become an Animal Care Volunteer!

Hello! My name is Chelsea and I am the Volunteer Specialist at Pacific Science Center. I focus on supporting the 300+ volunteers who donate their time to Pacific Science Center. Volunteers make a tremendous impact. From interpreting science with our guests on the museum floor to sharing scientific research during research weekends to helping with data entry – volunteers further our mission of inspiring a lifelong interest in science, math and technology.

Chelsea holding a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach during her first week at Pacific Science Center. One of her favorite Science Center memories!

In my position, I also have the opportunity to work with staff on creating new volunteer opportunities and recruiting volunteers. I am very excited to share with you details on our new Animal Care volunteer position. Although we currently have a small cadre of Animal Care volunteers, this is the first time that we have created a formal position description. We are also expanding our volunteer roster and are eager to work with volunteers that are passionate about animals and sharing that passion with our guests.

The Animal Care volunteers have an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with our many creatures and critters. They will assist with daily tasks to care for our animals, such as preparing food, cleaning and maintaining healthy habitats, and even pinning pupae. In addition, they will help us learn about the animals and share that knowledge with our many guests. If you love naked mole rats, tropical butterflies, spiders, Madagascar Hissing Cockroaches, snakes, leopard geckos and talking to people -- then this could be an excellent opportunity for you! Volunteers will receive ample training.

I encourage you to consider joining the Animal Care volunteer team by applying today! The online application is very easy to complete and can be found here: http://www.pacificsciencecenter.org/Get-Involved/volunteer. In addition, Pacific Science Center volunteers receive many great perks.

If you have any questions about volunteering, feel free to contact me at volunteers@pacsci.org or 206-443-2868. I hope you apply!


  1. I think it would be so fun to volunteer for animal care like this! I have always loved animals, and I think that they are so fun to work with. I might look into volunteering for something like this. I've also been looking into volunteering for other positions that work with animals, like at an animal hospital. I would like to work at an animal hospital because then I would probably be able to interact with animals more, and also be able to help them feel better! http://www.mokenaanimalclinic.com

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