Volunteer and Employment

What do COSI volunteers do?

COSI has many fun and exciting volunteer opportunities! Some of our ongoing areas include:

Guest Services

This is your opportunity to serve our guests by answering their questions, helping them find their way, or by making a few good suggestions of things to check out during their visit. If you like to problem solve, meet challenges head on, and help spread the COSI cheer this opportunity is right for you. Volunteers are needed to assist at the guest ser-vices desk near the atrium and at the front of little kidspace®, assist guests throughout the building and in the exhibit areas, and usher Extreme Screen Movies. Volunteers that work with Guests Services carry a radio to assist with communication throughout the building. If you have great customer service skills then you will want to sign up to be a part of the Guest Services Team.

Floor Faculty

Do you love to teach? Do you think an education career might be in your future? Become part of the Floor Faculty and find out if teaching is for you! On this team you will lead demonstrations, guide guests through activities, and even perform live shows. You’ll learn about teaching and about yourself as you help guests fly hot air balloons or create towers from spaghetti. You’ll build your presentation skills as you teach about skulls in the hallways, or reveal the power of electricity on the Electrostatic Generator stage. If you are fascinated by science, and want to share that fascination with COSI guests, then you will want to join the Floor Faculty.

little kidspace

little kidspace® is an area within COSI especially designed for our youngest visitors. The little kidspace® team is looking for volunteers who have a great imagination, patience, and the desire to help our youngest visitors learn through fun and interactive exploration. You can help a little one examine x-rays in the clinic, paint a house under construction, or build a castle with large building blocks. little kidspace® also has areas for kids to develop their motor skills as they crawl through tunnels, climb across a bridge, or go down a slide. As a volunteer you may also be asked to keep the older brother or sister engaged in a game or a puzzle, in the “Hangout Room,” while the younger sibling explores. If you are interested in early childhood education and like to work with infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and kindergartners little kidspace® is the opportunity for you.

Programs

Help a kid celebrate their birthday at COSI. Learn how to make Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream as you help a guest discover this tasty wonder during a Birthday Party Workshop. Spend the night in COSI and bust out your wackiest moves in Camp COSI’s Dance Mania. Work with families to help them solve puzzles, build a structural marvel, or dig for dinosaurs during Family Workshops. Help make a campers experience memorable through our Camp COSI Program in the summer. Programs volunteers have exceptionally flexible schedules, with workshops all throughout the week, and Camp-Ins that run overnight from January - May. Do you have three or more hours to give? Assist COSI in making our workshops a success!

If you have other skills or interests, we may be able to customize a volunteer opportunity just for you! Contact the COSI Volunteer Office at 614-629-3196 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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