Ongoing Volunteerism Opportunities

These are long-term opportunities that are not restricted by date, as the organizations need help year-round.

Thick Descriptions is a growing community that inspires cultural and scientific leadership thinking. We help people take better care of themselves, communities and our world.

​We offer science empowerment and cultural intelligence with STEAM Learning Journeys.​ Each journey is executed with the support of invested volunteers or leaders. Currently, we are seeking leaders to teach STEM-based curriculum during June and July for our Midwest City camp and August for the Boley camp.
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ZOOtroop is a group of young professionals ages 21-35 dedicated to promoting the Oklahoma City Zoo's educational, conservation, research, and recreational programs, enhancing its volunteer base, and building future leadership for the Oklahoma Zoological Society.

Each year a varying number of positions become available in our young professionals group and we strive to find young professionals who are passionate about the OKC Zoo, wild life, conservation and our plant.
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Attention lovers of our furry friends! Central OK Humane Society is seeking volunteers.

We have opportunities for all schedules. Operating 7 days a week at 5 different locations, there is something for everyone! Our volunteers do everything from cleaning kennels and walking dogs to helping answer phones and process adoptions. All new volunteers are required to attend OK Humane 101, at which you will learn more about the opportunities available to you.
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Urban Neighbors is Downtown Oklahoma City's Neighborhood Association. We are always in need of board members, committee members, and folks to work the community garden.Contact UN for Info
The Sam Noble Museum is a museum rich in resources, one of which is our dedicated volunteer core. Every year, over 200 people donate their time and talents to the museum. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities for teens and adults.

The Sam Noble Museum is currently looking for volunteers for their entomology department. Fan of butterflies, beetles, and bees? Apply with them!
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The Myriad Gardens is always looking for volunteers to assist with a wide variety of programs and events going on at the Gardens. Volunteers do not need a green thumb to help! Many opportunities are available for people interested in getting involved. The primary requirement is a desire to be a part of a vibrant volunteer community that supports the programs of one of the premiere attractions in the state!Information and Sign-up
ReadOKC is a new initiative to increase reading achievement for OKCPS students.We are looking for partners to help in this community-wide project! Please answer this short survey below to let us know if you are interested in being part of ReadOKC this summer and beyond. To learn more about ReadOKC visit or contact the OKCPS Community Relations Department at (405) 587-0234 or
We are seeking volunteers at the National Weather Museum & Science Center to help our guests learn about the history and science of meteorology. We are looking for friendly, enthusiastic volunteers that would like to assist us in showcasing our facility filled with historical weather artifacts and displays. We can provide teaching and training to all volunteers, so you do not need to be a meteorologist to volunteer! We have a volunteer portal on our website so individuals can sign up for shifts when the museum is open (currently Thursday-Saturday 10am-4pm).Information and Sign-up
Sisu Youth Services overnight shelter opens August 13 and needs volunteers. Sisu Youth offers services and support to 15 to 25 year old youth in the Oklahoma City metro area who are experiencing homelessness and other severe crisis situations.

Sunday & Monday nights - prepare hot dinners
Wednesdays - 3:30pm-6:30pm, work clothing closet
Daily - midnight-8am, help watch ove shelter clients
Blue Thumb is the education program of the Water Quality Division of the Oklahoma Conversation Commission. In addition to field collections and monitoring, volunteers participate in quarterly quality assurance sessions.

For volunteers who want to know more, Blue Thumb holds data interpretation sessions to help volunteers understand the results of their monitoring efforts. Volunteers then write a data interpretation for their stream, which helps them learn more about water quality, the data they collect, and the stream they care about.