Biosphere 2 Volunteer

Opportunity Type: 
Number of Positions Available: 


Location of Opportunity: 
Off Campus
Host Department/Organization: 

Biosphere 2

Opportunity Description: 

Volunteering at Biosphere 2 is a great way to be part of outreach to the community and have fun learning at the same time! Volunteers are instrumental in fulfilling Biosphere 2’s mission of enhancing public understanding of science by our 100,000+ annual visitors. Contribute in a variety of fun and interesting ways including:

Tour Escort; assisting our Interpretive Specialists with tour management and execution.

Visitor Services Specialist; enhancing the visitor experience by being a friendly presence and resource to visitors.

Program Assistant; providing invaluable behind-the-scenes support.

Content Specialist; sharing your knowledge in a specific area or field. (Examples could include ocean ecology, solar energy, K-12 education, etc.)

One-time events; helping with special events both at Biosphere 2 and in the community.

Volunteers are also offered continuing education and professional development experiences alongside Biosphere 2 staff members.


32540 S. Biosphere Road, Oracle, AZ 85623

Opportunity's Continuation: 

Contact Kevin Bonine to determine the availability of volunteer positions. 

Engaged Learning Experience (ELE): 
Contact mentor/supervisor for more information
Paid Position: 
How to apply: 
  1. Contact Kevin Bonine at 520-621-0232 or KEBONINE@EMAIL.ARIZONA.EDU
  2. Complete a Biosphere 2 Volunteer Interest Form and a UA Science Volunteer Application.
  3. Schedule a placement interview with the Biosphere 2 Volunteer Coordinator.
Engagement Category(s): 
Community Partnership
Professional Development
Research Theme(s): 
Business and Economics
Climate and Adaptation
Environmental Arts and Humanities
Food Systems and Security
Governance, Law, and Policy
Informatics, Modeling, and Remote Sensing
Natural Environment and Biodiversity
Public Health
Science Engagement
Urban Environment