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Our Contract

Our Contract

The Exploratorium agrees to:

  • Provide you with appropriate training, supervision, space, materials, and equipment to accomplish the assigned project(s);
  • Communicate with you openly and often about ongoing opportunities for volunteer involvement.

You agree to:

  • Fulfill the terms of the volunteer opportunity as described;
  • Notify the manager of Volunteer Services if you need to redefine your commitment or to conduct an exit interview;
  • Respond promptly to communications from the Volunteer Office, including phone calls, e-mail, newsletters, and invitations;
  • Abide by the general rules of access and conduct for all Exploratorium staff;
  • Review the information specific to your volunteer situation in the Volunteer Handbook (i.e., group-specific information for those who are volunteering as part of a group), which you will receive after coordinating with the manager of Volunteer Services;
  • Wear your Exploratorium Volunteer I.D. Badge while serving as a volunteer;
  • Accurately record your volunteer hours in the log book;
  • Grant the Exploratorium the right to use your photograph in promoting the museum and/or Volunteer Services;
  • Respect the confidentiality of sensitive or privileged information;
  • Accept the manager of Volunteer Service’s right to counsel you (and/or members of your group if you are part of a group that is volunteering) or possibly dismiss you or your group from the Volunteer Program if you fail to comply with the guidelines.

*An additional release form must be signed by a parent or gaurdian if the volunteer is a minor prior to beginning to volunteer.

Contact Us

Volunteer Department  
Fax: 415.528.4370 

Pier 17, Suite 100  
San Francisco, CA 94111-1455

We Love Our Volunteers

We'd like to give a shout-out to all of our Exploratorium volunteers—they help make a wide range of projects happen, from exhibit maintenance to administrative tasks, and from educational programs to special events. THANK YOU for being a part of our community!