Teen Volunteers

Teens share their love of science with the public through our volunteer programs.

For current high school students

Teen volunteers bring the Museum to life for visitors of all ages.

Teens must commit to volunteer at least 10 days throughout the summer to successfully complete the program and qualify to apply for future year-round volunteering.

Where you’ll work

Teen volunteers spend their days engaging visitors and sharing science stories throughout the museum.  While volunteering, teens split their time between the Crown Family PlayLab and facilitating interpretive carts in Stanley Field Hall.

In the PlayLab, volunteers are trained to interact with young learners in a hands-on educational setting, facilitate drop-in programming, and help keep the space running smoothly. When facilitating interpretive carts, teens showcase objects and specimens from the museum’s collections for museum visitors.

Application process

Applications are closed for the 2024 teen volunteer program. Please check back in early 2025.

For students starting high school

Graduating eighth graders are encouraged to participate in museum activities through our storytelling programs.

**In order to protect the health and safety of our community, employees, visitors, and their families from COVID-19, the Field Museum is requiring all employees and volunteers to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and to provide proof of that status. Requests for exemptions from employees or volunteers with qualifying medical conditions or sincerely held religious beliefs that prevent them from receiving a COVID-19 vaccination will be considered.**