Volunteer

Be a part of Science City 2020, Tucson Festival of Books! Taking place on the University of Arizona campus on March 14-15, 2020.


Attention, Science City Volunteers!

Science City offers a diverse array of hands-on science activities and exhibits for students of all ages. Multiple thematic tents and stages - spanning the exciting worlds of food, art, science and technology - will engage visitors as they explore the connections between our everyday lives and the science all around us.

Science City would not be possible without the generous help from our dedicated volunteers! Volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of Science City, in a variety of roles. Minors are allowed to volunteer with permission from their parent or guardian. This form must be filled out by the parent or guardian prior to volunteering.

We appreciate your interest and we hope you are as excited to volunteer with us as we are to have you join the Science City Team!

 

How do I sign up to volunteer at Science City?

Step 1: Review the list of volunteer opportunities below and decide which job(s) you’d like to sign up for.

Step 2: Fill out the Science City - Volunteer Sign-up Form

 

Volunteer jobs fill quickly! Sign up as soon as possible!

Science City Volunteer Orientation

Training will be provided for volunteers at the Science City Volunteer Orientations. To make sure you are prepared and feel comfortable for your role(s), it is required for all volunteers to attend one of the scheduled Orientations.

 

You are required to select one of the following Science City Volunteer Orientations:

2020 Orientation dates coming soon!

 

Science City Volunteer Jobs

 

SCIENCE CITY VISITOR CENTER

Welcome visitors and help them have the best experience while visiting Science City! The Science City Visitor Center will be the “Go-To Place” for visitors to find out what’s happening and when, in Science City. Share information about the activities in each tent as well as the schedule for shows on the Main Stage and presentations in the Science Café. The Visitor Center will also be the hub for visitors to learn about the Science open houses and tours happening across campus. 

SHIFTS

Saturday (March 14):  

                                   8:00am – 11:00am

                                    10:30am – 2:30pm

                                   2:00pm – 5:30pm

 

Sunday (March 15):

                                  9:00am – 12:30pm

                                 12:00pm – 3:30pm

                                 3:00pm – 6:00pm 

 

VOLUNTEER CHECK-IN

Provide assistance and direction to Science City volunteers checking in for their shift. Responsibilities include ensuring all volunteers sign-in and receive their festival t-shirt, answer questions, direct volunteers to their posts, keep volunteer snacks and water stocked, problem solve and trouble-shoot as needed.

SHIFTS 

Saturday (March 14):     

                                   6:00am – 10:00am

                                   10:00am – 3:00pm

                                   3:00pm – 6:00pm        

 

Sunday (March 15):   

                                   7:00am – 11:00am

                                   11:00am – 3:00pm

                                   3:00pm – 6:00pm

 

Passport Partner

Passport Partners will be tasked with embossing guests passports by verifying that the Science City guests have engaged in tent activities by either posting on social media, taking pictures of themselves doing the activity, or having a conversation about the activity with the Passport Partner.

 

SHIFTS

Saturday (March 14): 

                                   9:00am – 12:30pm           

                                   12:00pm – 2:30pm

                                   2:00pm – 5:30pm

 

Sunday (March 15): 

                                9:00am – 12:30pm 

                                12:00pm – 2:30pm

                                2:00pm – 5:30pm

 

SURPRISE ME

If you are excited about helping, but don’t have a strong preference for a particular job, this may be the role for you! Flexibility and willingness to help where the need is greatest, is the key. Responsibilities may include being assigned to one of the other volunteer roles, or helping in a variety of unexpected ways!

SHIFTS

Saturday (March 14): 

                                   9:30am – 1:30pm 

                                   1:30pm – 5:30pm

 

Sunday (March 15): 

                                   9:30am – 1:30pm

                                   1:30pm – 5:30pm

 

If you have questions, or would like additional information about volunteering in Science City at the Tucson Festival of Books, contact Erin Deely or (520) 621-3374.

 

Thank you for your interest in volunteer opportunities in Science City at the 2020 Tucson Festival of Books!  We couldn’t do it without you!