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High School Student Volunteer Program

Update: We have new high school volunteer positions listed below. If it sounds like the right fit for you please feel free to apply. 

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?

New High School Volunteering Opportunities

“Buster” Robotics Volunteer - This position is perfect for those who are interested in robotics, interacting with guests and gaining valuable volunteer experience. These volunteers help The Tech on weekends by using our “Buster” robot to interact and engage our guests. Interested candidates must be able to commit to volunteering at least twice a month either on Saturdays or Sundays from 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. for a minimum of 6 months. Super star volunteers may be asked to continue their volunteer experience. If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then click the following link: Sign up Today!


Membership Volunteer - This position is perfect for those who like to interact with guests and gain valuable volunteer experience. These volunteers help The Tech Membership department on weekends by helping with birthday parties and other events. Interested candidates must be able to commit to volunteering at least twice a month either on Saturdays or Sundays from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. or 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for a minimum of 6 months. Super star volunteers may be asked to continue their volunteer experience. If this sounds like the perfect opportunity for you then click the following link: Sign up Today!

 

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 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.