High School Student Volunteer Program
Update: We have reached applicant capacity for our high school volunteer positions. Please check back soon as we will update you when we have a high school volunteer position available.
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 high school volunteer positions. Please check back soon for future updates and open positions.
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.
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.