Our teaching volunteers are undergraduates, graduate students and career scientists in biological fields from across New York City that believe science should not remain locked up in labs!

Volunteers work directly with students, encouraging hands-on exploration online and in the lab, helping students deepen their understanding of both scientific principles and careers in science.

BioBus is seeking teaching volunteers for school day visits (weekdays during school), class visits, after-school, weekend classes, and public science events. Locations include virtually, in our BioBase in Harlem and on the Lower East Side, and all around New York City.

Event volunteers are non-scientist who welcome community members aboard BioBus mobile labs at public events, at our science happy hour public event series, and at fundraising events.

Empower the next generation of scientists — sign-up today.
(Please note, you should expect a reply in the next 1-2 months with training and orientation information. If you need a reply sooner please email

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