Greensboro Science Center seeks teen volunteers


Do your tweens and teens plan on volunteering this summer? The Greensboro Science Center (GSC) this year again offers three volunteer programs for kids ages 13-17 who want to learn about science and give back to the community.

The Junior Curator program places teen volunteers with staff and trained docents in animal contact areas, such as the Herpetology Lab, Animal Discovery Zoo, and Carolina SciQuarium. Potential Junior Curators will work with furry, scaly, and slimy animals from snakes to guinea pigs and ferrets to sting rays. Young volunteers in this program commit to one three-hour shift per week from June 16-August 22.

The Teacher Assistant program is for volunteers who wish to spend their summer helping young children in camps such as Amazing Animals, Kitchen Chemistry, and Way Out Weather. Volunteers help the teachers with classroom activities and ensure the safety and well-being of each child. These teens serve a minimum of two full weeks of camp (Monday-Friday) from June 16-August 15.

Exhibit Guides: volunteer in two of the GSC's interactive exhibits, Health Quest and Kids Alley. Young volunteers in this program promote interactive play to teach GCS's youngest visitors expand their imaginations. Exhibit Guides have the most flexibility in terms of scheduling. Young volunteers perform two to four shifts per month from June 16-August 22.

Summer teen volunteer applications are due by 5 p.m. on Friday, April 11. To learn more about summer volunteer programs at the GSC and to download an application, click here.

Photo courtesy of Greensboro Science Center

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