At CuriOdyssey, we recognize that volunteers are critical to our success. Each year, more than 150 individuals ages 13 to 90 support CuriOdyssey by volunteering. There are volunteer opportunities in many areas, including: roving wildlife interpretative guides, exhibit facilitators, summer camp volunteers, and Wildlife Department assistants.
Volunteers receive many special privileges including educational opportunities, social events with other volunteers, a newsletter specifically written for volunteers, discounted family membership rate, and the knowledge that the community benefits from each volunteer’s time.
Our goal is to provide enjoyable and rewarding experiences for all our dedicated volunteers. Every volunteer receives position-appropriate training and in most cases, is asked to make a significant commitment of time. Please see descriptions below for specific responsibilities, application periods and age requirements. If you complete our online application, you will be contacted with more information on positions which fit your stated interests, age range, and availability.
Please complete a Volunteer Application
For other volunteer inquiries, contact our Volunteer Manager Lee Cauble at lcauble@CuriOdyssey.org or (650) 340-7580.
Leader In Training
These teen volunteers provide major assistance during our summer science day camp by facilitating activities, supervising campers, and helping prepare camp materials.
LITs are required to commit to a minimum of 80 hours of practical volunteer experience in the summer, plus an additional 8 hours during the school year at special events. LITs typically volunteer for future summers as well.
The majority of first year LITs will likely be entering 8th-9th grade. Students entering 10th-12th grade are also welcome to apply. Those accepted MUST enroll in a week-long leadership camp June 19-23 (Leadership Development Program camp fee of $325 applies).
Application packets are available here
Deadline to Apply: March 22, at 5:00pm. Late applications will not be accepted.