Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation

Anyone can volunteer

The Discovery Volunteer program welcomes people from all backgrounds to share their love of curiosity, creativity and service with others. We engage high school and college students, adults and many community or corporate groups in volunteer work.
As a volunteer, you’ll help facilitate hands-on learning activities and provide information in a dynamic environment for kids and adults. To get started, all you need to do is create your online volunteer profile and attend a one-time volunteer training session.



General volunteer questions and group volunteer inquiries can be directed to Kennedy Kruse at 608-316-4662.

Volunteer Opportunities

Saturday Science

You’ll welcome visitors, run programs and experiments, and keep everything going smoothly. These shifts are generally available on the second Saturday of every month from 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Wisconsin Science Festival

You’ll help by greeting guests, running activities and answering questions. Shifts available October 20-23, 2022.

Education Assistants

You’ll work with K-12 students visiting for field trips and summer camps in the teaching labs at Discovery. This position is perfect if you have an interest in science and passion for learning and usually involves daytime weekday shifts.