Applications for Summer 2014
will be available in February
Our Teen Volunteer Program gives teens an opportunity to learn about the museum, Oklahoma’s natural and cultural history and receive valuable experience working with visitors in the museum’s galleries and Discovery Room. Applications for 2014 will be available online in February; training will be provided during the first week of June.
Who is a teen volunteer?
The Teen Volunteer Program is an eight-week volunteer experience for students who have successfully completed 6th grade and not yet entered their senior year of high school.
What do Teen Volunteers do?
The first week will provide 12 hours of museum orientation and training sessions. Throughout the program, teen volunteers will:
- Help visitors explore and understand exhibits
- Facilitate hands-on Discovery Carts in the museum galleries
- Assist visitors in the Discovery Room
Is there a time commitment?
Participants are expected to volunteer two 3-1/2 hour shifts per week, Monday through Friday, for the next seven weeks after training. They will be mentored by museum staff and experienced adult volunteers. Teens must also commit to volunteering for at least two museum events in the fall or spring.
What do teens get out of volunteering?
- Meet and learn from museum scientists.
- Develop public speaking skills.
- Acquire work experience.
- Meet other local teens.
- Participate in volunteer recognition.
- Earn service rewards.
- Earn community service credit.
- Receive a discount tat the museum store.
- Field trip to a local cultural institution.
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