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High School Student Volunteer Program

Update: We have reached applicant capacity for our Summer High School Volunteer program. For high school students looking for volunteering opportunities please check back as we will post any new opportunities here.

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?

We have reached applicant capacity for our Summer high school positions. Please check back for other high school volunteer positions.  


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. 

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.

Weekend Guest Greeter Volunteers work at least two 4.5 hour shifts per month, which is about nine hours per month for 6-9 months.

Holiday Help Exhibit Interpreter work at least 10 of 16 designated holiday afternoon shifts. This is one of the only short term high school volunteer positions we offer.

Will I be trained before I start my volunteer assignment?  

Yes, volunteers are required to attend a 90 minute orientation session and a three 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.