Fort Discovery is looking for more volunteers.
"Our mission is to excite our youths on science and math," volunteer coordinator Kathy Thibault said. "We do a good job of that, but we need more volunteers to help us."
Many of the center's volunteers are from Columbia County, and the facility needs more, Thibault said.
Volunteers help in a variety of positions, including bus greeter, camp-in aide, clerical assistant, exhibit technician or developer, greeter, explainer, IT assistant, Kidscape assistant, planetarium assistant, science demonstrator, science store clerk and science-to-go assistant.
Volunteers also may assist with maintenance, camps, special events and the teacher resource center.
"It's a great opportunity for a college student who may need to do an internship or a senior citizen who wants to give back to the community," she said. "Volunteers don't have to be a scientist to do this, just as long as they like the public and want to help."
Volunteers must be at least 14 years old, work one four-hour shift a month for at least three months, attend orientation and training, and learn the volunteer handbook.
Minors must obtain their parents' permission before volunteering.
Children younger than 14 may volunteer alongside a parent.
All volunteers will be interviewed before placement in a position, Thibault said.
For more information, contact Thibault at (706) 821-0609 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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