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Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your enthusiasm in volunteering at COSI. We appreciate our volunteers and truly could not achieve all we do at the #1 science museum in the nation without the help and generosity of our volunteers.

More information about adult 18+ volunteer opportunities coming soon!

The pandemic has necessitated some temporary changes within the volunteer program at COSI. The program is currently operating in a highly structured, conservative approach in order to maintain social distancing and other related protocols. As a result, at this time and for the foreseeable future, COSI will only be able to accept adult volunteers ages 18+.

Q: When will my child be able to volunteer at COSI in the future?

A: At this time, we cannot forecast the return of youth volunteers to COSI. Please watch our website for future updates.

Q: What is keeping COSI from hosting youth volunteers at this time?

A: We appreciate that youth are very excited to volunteer at COSI. At this time, we are taking a very conservative approach to our volunteer programs and depending on adult volunteers for very specific needs within the COSI experience. We appreciate your patience, as we work to ensure our volunteer experience is supported within a safe and engaging environment as it is for our guests.

Q: Can I sign up and bring my under age 18 child?

A: Unfortunately no. At this time, COSI’s volunteer program is operating in a highly structured, conservative approach in order to maintain social distancing and other related protocols. As a result, at this time and for the foreseeable future, COSI will only be able to accept adult volunteers ages 18+.

Q: Will my child still be able to have past hours volunteering with COSI confirmed?

A: Yes. Please email your child’s name and that you are requesting a confirmation of hours to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You will receive and email confirming the start month, end year, and total hours.

Q: We are looking forward to future volunteer opportunities. How do I subscribe to future communications that will keep us informed about potential volunteer experiences for youth and adults?

A: We look forward to hosting you and/or your child as part of our volunteer experiences. To subscribe to our volunteer email list and be the first to receive for volunteer updates, click here.