High School Student Volunteer Program
Update: We have some new high school volunteer positions that are now available. Please read the description below and see if it is a good fit for you.
High School Students age fifteen through eighteen (15 - 18) are very helpful members of The Tech's volunteer program. They are able to earn service hours which can be applied to school service requirements while they provide a valuable service to the Silicon Valley community. To be considered high school volunteer candidates must have a comfortable command of the English language and be able to follow the dress code. Knowledge of science and technology isn't required but a strong desire to inspire the innovator in everyone is necessary!
All applications are kept in our system for six months. Due to overwhelming interest in the program not all applicants will receive a chance to volunteer. We will do our best to offer you a volunteer position.
What are our current high school volunteer opportunities?
One Weekend-per-month Exhibit Interpreter - These volunteers help us engage and interact with our guests on the museum floor. Volunteer candidates must commit to helping us for two (2) - 4.5 hour shifts on the first weekend of the month. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to this assignment for a minimum of 6-9 months. If this sounds like the perfect position for you click on the link here: Sign up Today!
Special Projects Volunteer - These volunteers would help us interact with our guests with various projects in front of our Tech Store. These projects will include presenting hands-on activities in a fun and engaging way with our guests. We are looking for volunteers who can commit to this assisgment for a minimum of 3-6 months. If this sounds like the perfect position for oyu click on the link here: Sign up Today!
What type of high school volunteer positions do we have and how long is the High School volunteer commitment?
School-Year Exhibit Interpreters work at least two 4.5 hour shifts per month, which is about nine hours per month, for one year.
Weekend (High School) Volunteer Guest Greeter - These volunteers help us greet our guests either at the Information Desk or the Gallery Entrance. Volunteer candidates must commit to at least two (2) - 4 1/2 hour shifts per month and for a minimum of 6-9 months.
Summer Exhibit Interpreters work one shift per week from mid-June to August. Candidates must be able to volunteer for the full ten weeks.
One Weekend-per-month Exhibit Interpreters work at least two 4.5 hour shifts on the first weekend of the month, which is about nine hours per month, for at least 6-9 months.
Holiday Help Exhibit Interpreters work at least 10 of 18 designated holiday late afternoon shifts. This is one of the only short term high school volunteer positions we offer.
Buster Robotics Volunteers work at least 2 weekend shifts a month from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. for at least 6 months.
Membership Volunteers work at least 2 weekend shifts a month from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for at least 6 months.
Will I be trained before I start my volunteer assignment?
Yes, volunteers are required to attend a 90 minute orientation session and a three (3) hour museum exhibits training (for those volunteering in the museum galleries). We offer these training sessions either on the 2nd or 4th Saturday of each month.