Volunteers are an important and vital part of the Kansas Children's Discovery Center! 

What is the process to become a volunteer? 

  • Contact us via email: info@kansasdiscovery.org with any questions
  • Adult Volunteer Application Complete this online form to get started!
  • Receive an initial phone call from a representative of the volunteer department 
  • Attend an on-site orientation
  • Successfully pass a background check (18 and older)
  • Volunteer!

What are the volunteer requirements? 

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old, successfully complete a background check and attend an on-site 
orientation before their first volunteer shift.  Most volunteer positions ask for a TWO shift per month time 
commitment as noted on the application.  KCDC is looking for customer-oriented, postive and energetic 
volunteers who love interacting with children. Volunteers must be willing to volunteer for at least 3 months 
or more at KCDC.

What are the volunteer positions? 

Volunteers are our greatest resource and there are many ways to make a difference at the Discovery Center!  
Volunteers assist with guest services, special events, field trips, birthdays as well as assist on the floor in the  
exhibit areas.  For more detail, please review page 4 of the volunteer application. 

Do I have to attend an orientation before I can volunteer? 

Yes. The on-site orientation will provide an overview of our mission, volunteer expectations and dress code; 
as well as a tour and training.  Orientations are scheduled monthly and last for one hour.  After you complete 
an application, a representative from the volunteer department will call you to schedule you for the next 
volunteer orientation. 

 

 

I am under 18 years old, can I volunteer? 

Of course! We welcome volunteers ages 14 – 17.  Teens who would like to volunteer with us in the summer 
will be asked to complete an one-hour orientation and an one-hour training prior to their first shift.  Teen 
volunteers must commit to completing 4 shifts a month, or one shift per week during the summer months.  
Teen Volunteer Form Complete this online form to get started!

My group would like to volunteer, is that possible?

Of course!  KCDC welcomes businesses, civic groups or other organizations to volunteer on a one-time or 
seasonal basis. Please contact info@kansasdiscovery.org directly to find out how to get your 
group involved with KCDC!

Benefits?

Each volunteer who completes 50 hours of volunteer service will receive 2 free passes to the Discovery 
Center.  In addition, all KCDC jobs are posted internally to the volunteer corps before posted externally.  
KCDC volunteers receive a monthly e-newsletter, attend recognition events and have the chance to meet 
other great volunteers.  Join the KCDC Family Today!

Questions? 

Please do not hesitate to contact us at info@kansasdiscovery.org or 785.783.8300.