High School Volunteer Leadership Program

The High School Volunteer Leadership Program allows teens to build critical thinking and leadership skills while working closely with museum staff. Beyond gaining critical knowledge about informal education for early childhood through elementary school in a museum setting, volunteers will learn about specific program content from science to art. The volunteer program will therefore focus on four areas: leadership, collaboration, teaching skills, and social skills.

Please click here to read FAQs for the High School Volunteer Leadership Program.

The High School Volunteer Leadership Program has limited availability. All applicants must (please read carefully):

  1. Fill out and submit the summer application below by September 13.
  2. Provide two references. The link provided after submission of application must be sent by the applicant to his or her references to complete by September 13. References should be completed by teachers from the previous school year. A reference may be completed by a guidance counselor.
  3. Attend the interview night.
  4. Be able to attend 6 Leadership Nights, help with 5 half-days of camps, and volunteer on weekends as part of the 60-hour commitment.

Applicants will be selected based on a completed application, reference letters, and an interview. Applicants who do not complete the first two steps by the given dates will not be considered for an interview.

Application Sessions

School Year Application Dates:

-Application Available: August 7

-Application & References Due: September 13

-Volunteer Interview Night: September 17, 6:00 PM-8:00 PM

-Volunteer Orientation and Training: October 8, 6:00 PM-7:30 PM

Dates and times are subject to change.

TCMU reserves the right to discontinue the services of any volunteer, at any time, for any reason, including a student's expulsion from his or her school.