Volunteer Ernie Hemphill demonstrates fluorescence


Congratulations to MOST Volunteer of the Month, Tess Whiteside! Tess has volunteered at the MOST since April 2017.

Why do you volunteer at the MOST?

I started volunteering to earn credit for a class, but stayed because I enjoy credit for a class, but stayed because I enjoy interacting with the younger guests through crafts and experiments.

What is your favorite part about volunteering?

My favorite part of volunteering is helping out at special events like the Polar Express pajama parties and Boy Scout Camp-ins.

What are your hobbies/interests? Where else have you volunteered or been involved in the community?

I love plants and keep a garden at home. I especially love growing flowers and plant sunflowers almost every year.

What are your plans for the future?

I will graduate from SUNY ESF with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and hope to my degree to good use helping people.

Sign up and volunteer today!

The MOST is always looking for people who can assist with educational programs and interact with our visitors. Here are some of the benefits you can earn as a volunteer:

  • Free MOST membership to the MOST after serving 100 hours within a 12-month period
  • Invitations to special programs, including occasional IMAX previews
  • Discount on Science Shop purchases
  • The satisfaction of helping the MOST bring science education and entertainment to our community!

If you are interested, please fill out this form.