Houston volunteer opportunities

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

What Is It?: One of the most popular museums in the U.S., housing the Burke Baker Planetarium, Wortham Giant Screen Theatre, and Cockrell Butterfly Center, as well as a variety of traveling and permanent exhibits.

 

Help Needed: Assist with week-long science summer camps, or train and work as docents and presenters as part of the Moran Ecoteen Program

 

Minimum Age to Volunteer: 14 (with maximum age of 17).

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XPLORATIONS SUMMER CAMPS

Xplorations Summer Science Adventures are week-long, hands-on science summer camps featuring science activities for children ages 6–12.  Teen volunteers assist teachers and students.

MORAN ECOTEEN PROGRAM

In this summer volunteer program, teens with an interest in science assist teachers and mentor students in the Museum’s summer camps, and may train and work as docents and presenters in Museum exhibits and venues.

Ecoteens are selected through a multi-step process.  The application process begins in early January; all paperwork is due in early March.  Then students are are interviewed, and applicants are notified of results in April.

Based on performance, Ecoteens may be invited to volunteer additional times during the summer and academic year.

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Student volunteer opportunities are also available at HMNS at Sugar Land, 13016 University Blvd., Sugar Land, Texas 77479

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