Youth Volunteer and Workplace Learning Experience Applications (Ages 15 - 18)

Thank you for your interest in joining the Exploratorium.

Volunteer and Workplace Learning Experience applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Placements for the Fall High School Explainer Volunteer cohort have been announced - congratulations to the volunteers who are joining this August 31st!

If you are seeking a paid role, please visit the High School Explainers: How to Apply page. Paid roles have a separate application process. 

Prior to applying, please note:

  • This form must be completed by the applicant. 
  • The minimum age to volunteer is 15 (with limited placement). 


Our Volunteer Contract

The Exploratorium agrees to:

  • provide you with appropriate training, supervision, space, materials, and equipment to accomplish the assigned project(s);
  • communicate with you openly and often about ongoing opportunities for volunteer involvement.

You agree to:

  • fulfill the terms of the volunteer opportunity as described;
  • notify the manager of Volunteer Engagement if you need to redefine your commitment or to conduct an exit interview;
  • respond promptly to communications from the Volunteer Office, including phone calls, e-mail, newsletters, and invitations;
  • abide by the general rules of access and conduct for all Exploratorium staff;
  • review the information specific to your volunteer situation
  • wear your Exploratorium Volunteer I.D. Badge while serving as a volunteer;
  • accurately record your volunteer hours in the log book;
  • grant the Exploratorium the right to use your photograph in promoting the museum and/or Volunteer Engagement;
  • respect the confidentiality of sensitive or privileged information;
  • accept the manager of Volunteer Engagement’s right to counsel you (and/or members of your group if you are part of a group that is volunteering) or possibly dismiss you or your group from the Volunteer Program if you fail to comply with the guidelines.


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