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Teen Volunteer Program

The 2017 Summer Teen Program is open to students completing 8th-12th* grades in May 2017. This program is an exciting hands-on experience for teens interested in science and technology. In addition to inspiring a lifelong love of learning and positively impacting the lives of our youth, Summer Teen Volunteers gain invaluable experience in public speaking, work ethic, and leadership.

  • Applicants must complete 8th-12th* grade in May 2017.
  • Applicants must submit the following:
    • Online application form (submit here)
    • Résumé
    • One character reference letter from a non-relative
    • One professional or educational letter of recommendation
    • Applicants must attend an interview to be considered for the program
    • If accepted, Teen Volunteers MUST attend ONE training session: May 31st-June 1st OR June 7th-8th
    • Teen Volunteers must volunteer a minimum of 100 hours by the end of the summer program
Application Deadlines
  • Option 1: Early Decision—All applicants that apply and submit their supporting documents by February 25, 2017, will be invited to interview in early March and will receive a decision by March 15th. If waitlisted, applicants will receive a final decision no later than May 1,
  • Option 2: All applications and supporting documents must be submitted by April 1, 2017. All applicants will be invited to interview within the first two weeks of April, and will receive a decision no later than May 1, 2017.

*No late applications will be accepted.

  • 20% off in the Café.
  • 25% off in the Really Cool Stuff store.
  • FREE family membership after completing 100 volunteer hours.
  • The ability to check in friends and family members while on duty.
  • The opportunity to share your passion for science and learning with the community!

*If you are 18 years of age or will turn 18 during the summer, you must submit to a criminal background check at no cost to you.


NOTE: Unfortunately, there are no more current open opportunities for teens 14 years and up to volunteer for the remainder of the 2016-2017 school year. If you wish to volunteer for the 2017-2018 school year, we will begin accepting applications in August 2017.

Note: All JCIB Work Study positions have been filled for the 2016-2017 school year.

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