Volunteer Opportunities for High School Students

There are several exciting summer volunteer opportunities for high school students at The Franklin Institute. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.



Jerry at Mess Fest 2013.


Jacob, Discovery Camp CIT, demonstrating the wonders of science.


Rachel, Ethan, Katie, & Aleia at the Paper Cart.


Exhibit Facilitator Volunteer Opportunity
Enhance guests' experiences in the museum's exhibits by offering assistance with interactive components, facilitating discussions, and engaging guests through "Pocket Science" activities. Volunteers should enjoy working with people of all ages and experience levels. Interested applicants must be available to volunteer at least two days per week if only volunteering for the summer. (See position description below for details.)
CLICK HERE for the Exhibit Facilitator Position Description
CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Application

Discovery Camp Counselor In Training (CIT) Volunteer Opportunity
Discovery Camp is a co-ed summer day camp at The Franklin Institute. The goal is to get campers excited about science and to nurture their spirit of inquiry and discovery. Campers are grouped based on the grade or home-school level they are entering (typically Pre-K, K-1, 2-3, 4-5, 6-8). CITs work directly with the campers in their classrooms, providing teaching support to the Camp Counselors and ensuring the physical and emotional well being of all campers.

There are two CIT categories:
New CIT
Returning CIT

CLICK HERE for Discovery Camp CIT Position Description
CLICK HERE for Discovery Camp Session Dates and Themes
CLICK HERE for the Discovery Camp CIT Volunteer Application

Guest Services Exhibit Ambassador Volunteer Opportunity
Interested individuals should enjoy working with the public and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Volunteers are stationed in exhibit halls to assist guests. They will greet guests, provide accurate directions throughout the Museum, have Museum Maps and Visitor Comment Cards to distribute, and politely remind children to not run and to take turns at exhibits. Interested applicants must be available to volunteer at least 2 days per week if only volunteering for the summer.

CLICK HERE for the Guest Services Exhibit Ambassador Position Description
CLICK HERE for the Volunteer Service Application.