Teen Volunteers

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

Two teens kneel on a tile floor next to a child. They are all looking at a small object one of the teens is holding out in her hand.

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 split their time between the Crown Family PlayLab and 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. With interpretive carts, teens engage visitors and handle and share artifacts and specimens.

Application process

Applications for the 2022 teen volunteer program are closed.

For additional information about teen volunteering, email teens@fieldmuseum.org.

A group of teens surround a teen who, on the back of her outstretched hand, has a small reptile that another teen is touching.

Teen volunteers go behind the scenes at the Field Museum.

For students starting high school

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

Learn about other teen and pre-teen programs