Become A Volunteer

Volunteers are what will make this Festival happen! We are looking for people who are willing to donate their time, energy, enthusiasm, and expertise to our science celebration! Fill out the form below to get involved.

Volunteer Application

Types of Volunteers Needed:

  • Amateur and professional astronomers are needed to serve as guides to the cosmos for Citywide Star Parties
  • Scientists of varying backgrounds to help create and provide content
  • General volunteers, including but not limited to:
    • Community event support: greeting event attendees, administering surveys, passing out swag, answering general CSF questions, etc.
    • Science Carnival support: set-up, tear-down, passing out swag, administering surveys, answering general CSF questions, staffing a booth, etc.
    • Festival prep: TBD

The Details:

  • If you are a scientist looking to volunteer your time and expertise, please contact the CSF manager, Kaitlyn Majewski, directly at kmajewski@cosi.org
  • General volunteer registration is now open
  • Volunteers are considered representatives of the Festival, and as such will hand out Festival brochures and event evaluations, as well as provide event support
  • All volunteers should be comfortable interacting with event attendees and willing to assist in event evaluation
  • Anyone volunteering for CSF events (with the exception of the Carnival) must be willing to pick up their volunteer bag at COSI prior to their scheduled volunteer shift
  • Please note that volunteers need to be able to stand for long periods of time and may need to lift heavy objects

What does CSF Provide?

  • Volunteer t-shirt (or another form of recognition)
  • Bag filled with giveaways
  • Detailed volunteer instructions and outline of roles and responsibilities for each event