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 school year application below by May 16.
  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 May 16. References should be completed by teachers from the current school year. A reference may be completed by a guidance counselor.
  3. Attend an interview.
  4. Be able to attend 1 of 2 Leadership Nights, help with 3 weeks of camps (half days) and volunteer on weekends as part of the 70-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

Summer Application Dates:

-Application Available: March 7

-Application & References Due: May 16 - Extended Deadline

-Volunteer Interview: Individually Scheduled

-Volunteer Orientation and Training: May 30, 6:00-7:30

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.