Summer Volunteers

During the summer, first-time applicants are considered for either the Youth Visitor Experience Team or the Summer Camp Team. Volunteer opportunities on the Field Trip Team are by invitation only and are limited to those who volunteered for a previous session.

Exceptional summer volunteers are invited to join the Youth Event & Exhibit Hall Team or the Youth Visitor Experience Team for the following school year session. Acceptance into the summer session does not guarantee acceptance into the following school year session.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2017.

 

Youth Visitor Experience Team

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 summer session!

The primary role of Youth Visitor Experience Volunteers is to serve as junior facilitators, performing scientific demonstrations for visitors and facilitating educational games and activities in exhibit halls.

Youth Visitor Experience Volunteers have three sessions to choose from: Summer A (June 5 – June 23), Summer B (June 26 – July 14), or Summer C (July 17 – August 4). Each session is three weeks, and volunteers are required to work Monday-Friday from 9:45am-4:00pm for all three weeks.

Requirements:

  • Must be 13-17 years old (18 if still in high school) at time of service.
  • Must be comfortable performing in front of groups and interacting with people of various ages and backgrounds.
  • Must attend a group interview and, if accepted into the program, a Parent & Youth Volunteer Meeting.
  • Must volunteer Monday-Friday from 9:45am-4:00pm for all three weeks of Summer A, B, or C.
  • Must attend Youth Visitor Experience Team training on the first day of Summers A, B, or C. Volunteer shifts will begin at 8:00am (instead of 9:45am) on these days.
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    Summer Camp Team

    We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 summer session!

    The primary role of Summer Camp Volunteers is to serve as junior counselors and junior runners. Junior counselors help monitor campers and facilitate activities in classrooms, and their shifts are from 8:00am-4:30pm. Junior runners help with before-care, lunch, and after-care, and their shifts are from 7:30am-1:00pm and 1:00pm-6:00pm.

    Requirements:

    • Must be 15-17 years old (18 if still in high school) at time of service.
    • Must be comfortable working with children in a loud, fast-paced environment.
    • Must attend a group interview and, if accepted into the program, a Parent & Youth Volunteer Meeting.
    • Must attend Summer Camp Team training and complete an online training module.
    • Must volunteer 3-5 weeks, Monday-Friday, during the summer for one of these shifts:

      • 8:00am-4:30pm (junior counselor shift)

      • 7:30am-1:00pm or 1:00pm-6:00pm (junior runner shifts)

    • The 3-5 weeks of service are chosen by the volunteer and do not have to be consecutive. Volunteers may choose a different shift each week if desired.

       


       

      Field Trip Team

      Volunteer opportunities on the Field Trip Team are by invitation only and are limited to those who volunteered for a previous session. Priority will be given to volunteers who served during the previous school year.

      The primary role of Field Trip Volunteers is to serve as junior field trip educators, assisting with group check-in, exhibit hall supervision, and way finding.

      Requirements:

      • Must be 15-17 years old (18 if still in high school) at time of service.
      • Must be comfortable working with children in a loud, fast-paced environment.
      • If accepted into the program, must attend Field Trip Team training.
      • Must volunteer 10-15 days during the summer from 9:30am-2:00pm. No more than 3 shifts per week. Volunteer shifts are available Monday-Friday and are scheduled by the volunteer prior to summer on a first-come, first-served basis.
      • Youth Volunteer Application Form

        Click Here to Complete a Volunteer Application Form Online
        For more information about the Orlando Science Center Youth Volunteer Program, contact the  Volunteer Resources Department at 407.514.2034 or email volunteer@osc.org.

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