During the summer, youth volunteers assist during the week (Monday - Friday). Youth volunteers can apply to our Red Giants, Yellow Giants, or Green Comets programs, but priority will be given to those who volunteered during the spring session. If space is available, applicants will be required to participate in a group interview before being accepted into any of the summer programs.

 

Red Giants – Summer A, B & C
Currently accepting applications for Summer 2015 

Complete applications including a report card and letter of recommendation must be submitted by Friday, May 8, 2015 to be considered for the summer session.

A Red Giant is a star in an intermediate stage of evolution, characterized by a large volume, low surface temperature, and reddish hue. The primary role of our Red Giant volunteers is to serve as junior science interpreters, preforming scientific demonstrations and facilitating educational games in exhibit halls to enrich our visitors’ experiences..

Youth applying for a Red Giant summer position have 3 sessions to choose from: Summer A (June 8 - June 26), Summer B (June 29 - July 17), or Summer C (July 20 - August 7). Each of these sessions is three weeks, and volunteers are required to work Monday - Friday from 9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for all three weeks.

 

Red Giants Requirements:
  • Must be at least 13 years old at time of service.
  • Must be able to volunteer Monday-Friday from 9:45 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. for your chosen session.
  • Must be able to attend a group interview and, if selected, a parent meeting and youth volunteer orientation.
  • Red Giant training will take place on the first Monday of Summers A, B, and C.
  • Volunteer shifts will begin at 8am (instead of 9:45 a.m.) on these Mondays.


If you are unable to commit to these time requirements, please do not apply at this time.

 


 

Yellow Giants
Currently accepting applications for Summer 2015

Complete applications including a report card and letter of recommendation must be submitted by Friday, May 8, 2015 to be considered for the summer session.

Yellow giants are a phase of stars with masses heavier than the Sun, but it is phase that doesn't last very long, so there aren't many of them. As their name suggests, our Yellow Giant volunteers don’t stay with us long, but they are extraordinary!

The primary role of our Yellow Giant volunteers is to assist with summer break camps in the role of junior camp counselors. Youth age 15 and older may apply for this program.

  • Junior Camp Counselor: Spend your day interacting with campers in grades K-9 as you assist staff with before care, after care, monitoring groups on break, and facilitating educational projects and games.

 

Yellow Giants Requirements:
  • Must be at least 15 years old at time of service.
  • Must be able to commit to 3 weeks, Monday-Friday, of service (chosen by the volunteer) throughout the summer (May 25 - August 15) for one of these shifts: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., 7:30 - 10:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., or 2:30 - 6:00 p.m.
  • The 3 weeks of service do not have to be consecutive.
  • Must be able to attend a group interview and, if selected, a parent meeting and youth volunteer orientation.
  • Must complete two days of training and an online training module prior to summer.

 
If you are unable to commit to these time requirements, please do not apply at this time.

 


 

Green Comets
Currently accepting applications for Summer 2015

Complete applications including a report card and letter of recommendation must be submitted by Friday, May 8, 2015 to be considered for the summer session.

Just like real comets that move around our solar system, the Green Comet volunteers move around the Orlando Science Center all day with our Summer Field Trip groups!

The primary role of our Green Comets is to assist with summer field trips as educator assistants and to enrich the experiences of guests visiting for the day on a field trip. Green Comets will partner with a Science Center staff member for the entire day and will assist with check-in and exhibit hall supervision. Youth age 13 and older may apply for this program.

Green Comet Requirements:
  • Must be at least 13 years old at time of service.
  • Must be able to commit to at least 10 shifts (chosen by the volunteer) from 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. throughout the summer (May 25 - August 15). Maximum of 15 shifts. No more than 3 shifts per week.
  • Must be able to stand for an extended period of time.
  • Must be able to attend a group interview and, if selected, a parent meeting and youth volunteer orientation.

 
If you are unable to commit to these time requirements, please do not apply at this time.

 

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