High School Student Volunteer Program
Update: Currently all of our high school positions are full. Please check back for any other high school volunteer opportunities
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?
Currently there are no high school volunteer positions available.
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. Super star volunteers may be asked to continue volunteering in the fall!
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 Monday of each month and the 4th Saturday of each month.
Other High School Volunteer Opportunities - Not Currently Available
Summer Exhibit Interpreter (subject to availability): Busy students who have time during their summer break to volunteer are welcome to apply for the Summer Exhibit Interpreter program. These volunteers work one shift per week, and must be able to commit to the full ten weeks of the program. Super star volunteers are asked to continue their volunteer work in the fall! For those interested in Summer Volunteering please check back in Spring 2014 for more information.
School-Year Weekend Exhibit Interpreter (subject to availability): Perfect for students who are looking for a 9-12 month opportunity to help in their community. This volunteer commitment empowers students by placing them in the museum's galleries to interact with our guests from around the world. These volunteers welcome our museum visitors and help guide them at various exhibits. Length of Volunteer Commitment: 9-12 months (at least 9 hours per month). Shifts during the school year are on Saturday and Sunday from 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Please check back for more information.