Scientific Volunteer Opportunities

Bowling Green
Volunteer at the Hardin Planetarium at WKU. Trainings start Sept 4


Science Pathways Coordinator. Are you interested in having an impact on the next generation of scientists? Are you passionate about science and want to share it with the community? Then you might be perfect as the next Louisville Science Pathways (LSP) Coordinator. LSP is a summer internship program that pairs under represented high-school students with research faculty at U of L, providing them with unparalleled hands-on research experience. We are seeking a dedicated and reliable individual to supervise and facilitate this interchange. For more information, please contact and check out the LSP website:

Northern Kentucky


October 26- NKU High School STEM+H Day
Organizers are seeking scientists to present about their work for local high school students. Find the link for presenters at the bottom of  the page. Email CINSAM for more info.

Kentucky Science Center

Speakers for the monthly “Scientific Proofs” series at the Science Center every second Friday of the month. Email Andrew Spence at  the Kentucky Science Center

Science Celebrations at the Kentucky Science Center in Louisville: Share quick and easily repeatable “walk-up” style content with field trip audiences on Fridays, Adults 21+ on Friday Nights, and families of all ages on Saturdays. Email Andrew Spence for more information.

  • October 12& 13- Chemistry Days. The 2018 theme from the American Chemical Society is “Space.”

  • November 9 &10- Advanced Manufacturing Days. Content can include industrial processes, advanced materials research, and robotics. 

  • December 14 & 15- Coding Days. Content can include computers, wearable tech, virtual reality, and of course, coding

"Eat, Drink, Do Science" series for adults 21+. Always the 2nd Friday of the month in the Science Center from 6:30-9:30pm. Seeking volunteer presenters to share “walk-up” activities and demonstrations.  Email Andrew Spence for more information."Eat, Drink, Do Science"

  • October 12- Lost in Space- space science content (w/ a 9:00 screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey)

  • November 9- S.T.E.A.M. Engine- maker movement content (w/ a 9:00 screening of Home Alone)

  • December 14- Enter the Matrix- wearable tech, virtual reality, and coding content (w/ a 9:00 screening of The Matrix, of course)

Don't feel like presenting? Help out in some other way at "Eat, Drink, Do Science"


National Organizations welcoming Scientist Volunteers

The American Geophysical Union's Thriving Earth Exchange
Dispatches scientists to help communities all over the world;


AAAS On-call Scientists connects scientists, engineers, and health professionals interested in volunteering their skills and knowledge with human rights organizations that are in need of technical expertise.