Science Volunteer Opportunities

 All team volunteers get free entry into one class per month! Plus, you get the added bonus of working with awesome people FOR SCIENCE!

Classroom Assistants

HiveBio Education Department needs Classroom Assistants. These helpful volunteers will be given the chance to participate in some of our classes for free! Responsibilities include arriving at HiveBio one hour before a class begins to help set up. During the class, they will need to help sign in participants and assist the teacher. They will also be required to stay for an hour after the class has ended to help assist in any cleanup and restaging. This is a great opportunity to help out your DIYBio Community whilst earning some free HiveBio classes!

Science Coordinator

The Science Department needs a Science Coordinator. This person will work directly with the Chief Science Officer to coordinate the needs of the Science Department. This will include helping with project coordination, assisting with project proposal review, and working with the Lab manager when needed. The Science Coordinator responsibilities will be a combination of email and in person tasks. Attendance of Executive meetings once a month is necessary.

Lab Assistant

Interested in getting some experience in organizing a lab while volunteering for an awesome organization? Volunteer to be a Lab Assistant! Work directly with the Lab Manager to organize the lab, keep inventory, accept incoming donations, and test equipment. This position required be able to come to HiveBio at least a couple of times a month as needed.


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6 thoughts on “Science Volunteer Opportunities

  1. Hello, my name is Haven King and I’m writing you today to express my interest in becoming a volunteer at HiveBio as a Lab Assistant. My strengths are my analytical mindset, my passion for neurobiology and anatomy and my extensive experience in record keeping and inventory. I especially enjoy anatomy study and dissections, extracting DNA and gel electrophoresis, and microscopy work. My academic background is I graduated high school from Sammamish High School and currently enrolled in Bellevue College for Neurodiagnostic Technology with plans to tranfer to the University of Washington for a degree in Neurobiology. I mainly want to learn more about all realms of neuroscience and molecular biology, as well as anatomy and physiology. Luckily, my only scheduling conflicts are during the early morning for my part-time job. I truly hope you consider me for volunteer work. Hivebio has given me so much renewed passion and motivation for biology, and I want to do everything I can to give my efforts to making HiveBio even better than it already is.

  2. My name is Harilaos Tsarbopoulos, I am a recent graduate from UW with a degree in Biochemistry and Physiological Biology. I am currently looking for a job. I saw the volunteer page, but I couldn’t find the careers/ open positions page. Are there any open paid positions?

    • Hi Harilaos – thanks for your interest in helping out! At this point, HiveBio is a solely volunteer-based organization and we do not have any paid positions, but we’re always looking for new volunteers. Please email us at if you’re interested.

  3. Hi, my name is Rishi Mukundan, and I am very interested in volunteering at HiveBio as a Lab Assistant. I am currently an 11th grader and Redmond High School. I have a passion for neuroscience and molecular biology. When I was at the Seattle Mini Maker Faire a couple of weeks ago, I met and had a conversation with HiveBio CEO and Co-Founder Bergen McMurray. She was extremely personable and likeable, and I realized that working as a lab assistant would be a great experience for me. My interest for neuroscience and biology would really flourish. I really do hope that I am considered for this volunteering position.

    • Hi Rishi! Thanks for reaching out. We love to have volunteers in the lab, especially when they are as excited about science as you. Your message has been forwarded to our volunteer coordinator and we’ll get back to you soon.

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