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What you’ll do

Our volunteer program covers a bit of everything here at Questacon! As part our our team, you’ll:

  • be challenged by curious young (and young-at-heart) minds wanting to know why and how.
  • encourage visitors to get the most out of their visit to Questacon. One minute you might be telling a young child which button to push, and the next minute explaining a complex concept to an adult.
  • learn to become a confident communicator, because our visitors are from all ages and backgrounds.
  • be patient and prepared for unusual questions.

What you’ll get from us

As a volunteer, you’ll receive:

  • thorough ongoing training and support
  • a $10 travel reimbursement for each 4 hour shift you complete
  • parking free of charge during shift
  • discounts at the Atomic Café and the Questacon Shop
  • heaps of smiling faces.

Hours

Our volunteers can work up to 16 hours per week.

We can offer flexible volunteering hours because we are open 7 days a week.

Eligibility

Our volunteers are passionate about science and technology, and want to share this with our visitors.

You must be 16 years or older to become a volunteer.

COVID-19 vaccination

As a volunteer, you may need to work with children who can’t be vaccinated. In line with the Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, as a volunteer you must be up to date with your COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation.

You will need to provide proof of vaccination, which may include:

  • a vaccination certificate (an Australian Government COVID-19 digital certificate or COVID passport)
  • information from a government health body
  • information from your regular doctor (GP) or treating specialist.

Find out more

For more information about volunteering, please call us on 02 6270 2800 or email us at volunteering@questacon.edu.au.

We will also be hosting a volunteer information session later in 2022. To be contacted about this session, please call us on 02 6270 2800 or email us at volunteering@questacon.edu.au.