Our teaching volunteers are mostly graduate students and postdoctoral scientists in biological fields from across New York City that believe science should not remain locked up in an ivory tower! These volunteers work side-by-side with students, encouraging hands-on time, and helping students deepen their understanding of both scientific principles and careers in science.

We are also looking for event volunteers to help out at fundraising events, at happy hours and to welcome community members to mobile labs at public events!

As a volunteer, I help students explore marine biology with microscopes on the bus. I also bring mutant nematode worms, the same organism I study for my PhD research, to the BioBase to show students the fundamentals of genetics. I value my experience as a volunteer because it allows me to take the subject I love and share it hands on with the a new generation of excited scientists.

Max Kramer