Ignite your imagination! The Hopper is hoping to fill a wide variety of volunteer spots. Read below to get a glimpse of a few places we’re looking for help, and then fill out the Volunteer Form to let us know which ones resonate best with you!

Online Communications

Guest Blogger

Are you a creative thinker and love to write? Become a Thinker Times guest blogger. We’re looking for volunteers to submit timely content about science learning and family-oriented discovery (we post blogs on a consistent basis with a flexible writing schedule).

Social Media Cheerleader

Full STEAM ahead! We need volunteers to help us reach a larger audience, especially in the upcoming months as The Hopper picks up momentum. Help us by getting the word out about Hopper events, new programs, and latest news. Or become an active social media advisor to help us with developing strategic content.

Event support


Enable memorable Hopper experiences by actively engaging with families while they indulge in hands-on science learning.

Event Greeter

Greet and sign in attendees as they enter events. Explain how The Hopper model works, and make sure guests are comfortable.

Activities Prep

Assist with preparing experiment trays, and pick up trays after experiments are finished. You’re like a line cook, but for science.

Build Hands on Activities

Play Testing

We need your help to test our menu items! You’ll be testing the instructions for clarity, and the activity itself for its content.

Help Build Our Future Space!

If you have skills in areas such as carpentry, construction, landscaping – or some other related field – we could use your help in creating the family hangout of the future!

Skills-Based Volunteering

Let us match your skills to our needs on an as-needed basis! If you have experience with photography, videography, fundraising, graphic design, or translating English to Spanish, we’d love to work with you!

Jen Whitaker

Jen spent 15 years as a senior environmental planner specializing in managing natural resources on public lands in the western US. She worked closely with scientists, land managers and communities to develop resource management plans to address the needs of multiple stakeholders. Jen spends her free time with her husband, their two-legged children (ages 8 and 5), and their four-legged child (age puppy). Her favorite scientific discovery is Darwin’s theory of evolution and how that continues to play out as the Earth warms and living organisms continue to adapt.

Ready to Volunteer?

We just need some quick information about you. Fill out the form, and we’ll be in touch shortly!


Need more information about Volunteering with The Hopper? Email Jen, our Volunteer Coordinator.

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