Volunteer or Donate

                                           LIVE ANIMAL CARE                      girl feeding birds
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Do you love animals? Are the kids asking you for a pet but you are reluctant to commit? Consider becoming a Science Center Weekend Animal Volunteer. You and you child/ren will get to experience a room full of exotic animals to love, nurture and feed. Science Center staffers will train you on proper care, feeding and socializing techniques. You can choose to schedule as many weekends as you like.
Most families finish feeding our entire menagerie in 1.5 hours.



Weekends and School Breaks
Take an animal home over a long weekend or school break (contact the Science Center as early as possible to ensure that you get your first choice animal visitor)
Click here for a Short term animal loan form 

 High School Students After School
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays or Friday
Commitment is one hour/week after school in the Science Center


Take-home projects for high school students
We will provide all of the materials and projects can be completed at home.
  
Volunteer Gatherings         
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Once a month the Science Center will put out the call for a group of volunteers to come help us. We need people who can measure, cut, count, paste, and don't mind getting a little messy. The tasks are easy, and we're happy to bribe you with munchies. We meet at the Science Center (Newman School) on the first Thursday of each month between 10am and noon. If you want to join the party, feel free to call the Science Center at 781 455-0475 or send us your email.


Our next adult volunteer gathering: 
  THURSDAY DECEMBER 5
10 TO NOON
 at the Science Center. The tasks will likely involve cutting and sorting. Snacks provided.  Bring a friend if you'd like. If you're new to the Science Center, feel free to contact us - we're always happy to welcome new volunteers.

Summer Animal Care
When the Science Center Closes for the Summer, our live animals need somewhere to go. We will provide you with printed care instructions, a cage, initial food supply, and emergency contact information. Animals go to homes on a first come, first serve basis. Interested?  Call the 
Science Center at 781-455-0475.


Volunteers with Special Skills
If you have a special skill, interest or hobby that you would like to share, we would love to have you. We need specialized help with:
  • Designing, building and maintaining equipment for science curriculum kits
  • Gardening - Lead/assist with gardening projects at our elementary schools
  • Organizing and quality control - to help inventory and refurbish kits
  • Curriculum Content Experts - We need content experts in science and engineering on our curriculum development team - help us provide accurate up-to-date content information, editing support and more

Create Your Own Volunteer Opportunity
  • Drop Ins - Come whenever you have free time
  • On Call - We'll contact you whenever we need an extra hand
  • Find Stuff - We'll ask you to track down whatever odd things we need, such as egg cartons or coffee cans
  • Work at home - Pick up your project at the Science Center, and drop it off when you finish
  • Other - we're happy to entertain your idea


We are looking for the following DONATIONS:
 - ASSORTED LEGOS
 - SMALL CONSTRUCTION TOY VEHICLES
 - SMALL HEALTHY LAND DWELLING ANIMALS TO VISIT CLASSROOMS 
      (land turtles, gerbils, guinea pigs, etc.)
 - ICE CUBE TRAYS
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 - COCKTAIL NAPKINS in any color (appropriate themes for children)to make parachutes     for  wind experiments.
- TOILET PAPER ROLLS (empty) to be used for musical instruments

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