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Volunteers are the heart and soul of the World Science Festival, serving as our ambassadors and providing a welcoming face to visitors from all over the world. Every year, we rely on hundreds of volunteers who generously dedicate their time and energy to support the many production teams that make so many compelling programs possible.

Volunteering for the World Science Festival is truly a one-of-a-kind experience. As a volunteer, you’ll be immersed in xxplorative and engaging science activities, assisting staff on one or more of our events throughout New York City—from youth and family events to in-depth conversations and our show-stopping gala.

Volunteering at the World Science Festival isn’t just great for community service. It also comes with plenty of exciting benefits, like meeting an astronaut or exploring the human mind. But the real benefit is the opportunity to be part of a passionate community and to gain a unique perspective on the behind-the-scenes work required to put on such a massive production.

Are you ready for an unforgettable experience? Apply now by filling out our Volunteer Application and our volunteer staff will get back to you as soon as possible. Must be 16 or over to apply.

Get Involved

If you’re interested in volunteering for World Science events, fill out our brief Application Form to sign-up or send us an email us at volunteers@worldsciencefestival.com with the subject line “World Science Event Volunteers,” for more information.
Application Form


  • – Comfortable working with people of all backgrounds, ages, and levels of familiarity with science.
  • – Excellent communication skills.
  • – Computer skills are a plus.
  • – A background in science is an asset, but a passion for learning and sharing knowledge is key.
  • – Dedication, commitment, reliability, flexibility and professionalism are essential.
  • – At least 16 years old.


Can’t volunteer, but still wish to contribute? Become a member or make a tax deductible donation to World Science Festival.

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