CSU, Chico News

Gateway Science Museum Seeks Volunteers

Date: 01-13-2016

Sarah Langford
Public Affairs
Jennifer Jewell, Volunteer Program Manager
Gateway Science Museum

Orientations Offered in Late January

The Gateway Science Museum (GSM) at California State University, Chico is inviting those interested in science, education, natural history and museums to volunteer their time in service. Volunteer orientations, which are required for new participants, will be offered Thursday, Jan. 28, from 12:15 to 1 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 31, from 11 to 11:45 a.m.

Museum volunteers gain valuable work experience, classroom teaching practice and often, meaningful service to their community, said Jennifer Jewell, Volunteer Program Manager at the GSM.

“Volunteers help in a wide variety of tasks at Gateway—as docents on the gallery floor helping visitors of all ages engage with and interpret the exhibits; helping to develop and lead hands-on, science-based activities, demonstrations and workshops; and working with school-aged field trips to the museum,” Jewell said. “Behind-the-scenes work with exhibit installation and take-down and in the gardens is also available. As a volunteer at Gateway, you really do learn something new every day!”

The Gateway Science Museum opened in 2010 to educate and inspire North State residents young and old. Located at 625 Esplanade in Chico, the museum is open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m.

For additional information about volunteering, or to register for an orientation, please call or email Jewell at 530-898-3273 or jjewell@csuchico.edu. Space is limited, and early registration is encouraged.

Learn more about the GSM at www.gatewayscience.org.


Photo caption: CSU, Chico student Erin Bridges, a volunteer docent, works with children at the Gateway Science Museum. (Photo courtesy GSM)