Our teen program exists to develop young leaders, with an emphasis on science and conservation. The Museum Ambassador program is a great first step for many teens to enter our volunteer program. You will be volunteering on your own as well as alongside other Museum Ambassadors or Docents. Like Docents, Museum Ambassadors are volunteer educators at the GSC. You will benefit from increased exposure to our daily operations as well as continued mentoring from Zoo and Aquarium Docents. Eventually, you will take on the role of mentor yourself as new volunteers join the program. You'll interact with our visitors during every shift and contribute to their positive experiences here at the GSC. You’ll share important conservation messages with our guests, an essential part of how we meet our mission to inspire scientific curiosity and encourage personal discovery about life and the natural world.
Scavenger Hunt Deadline
Class: 6:00 - 8:00pm
Post Class Assessment Deadline
Mentor Shift Deadline
Solo Shift Deadline
• Must be 13 by March 22 to take this class.
• May not complete any hours in March due to starting so late.
• Expected to complete 6 hours per month starting in April.
• 6 month commitment: March-August
A Museum Ambassador is a volunteer educator. Museum Ambassadors are a visible part of the GSC team and interact directly with our visitors every day. Museum Ambassadors have two main responsibilities: rotating through a mix of exhibit areas and talking about important conservation messages related to our animals at each exhibit in their rotation. In this program, you will benefit from mentoring by experienced Docents, some of our more veteran volunteers. You will rotate through different exhibits, including Friendly Farm, the Aquarium Touch Tank, Prehistoric Passages, Jeansboro Junction, SciPlay Bay, a cart in the Herpetarium, and Coins for Conservation.
Museum Ambassadors are expected to volunteer a minimum of six hours per month. The shifts are split up into three hour blocks of time. The shifts are 9:45 to 1:00 and 12:45 to 4:00. There are no shifts after 5:00 unless we have a special event or rental. The program will operate on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the school year, as well as on Guilford County Schools workdays and during breaks and holidays. It will operate 7 days a week during the summer.
The fee for our Museum Ambassador program is $25.00. This includes the cost of your name tag and your volunteer t-shirt which you will wear during your shifts. The fee also helps defray the cost of running the program. That fee is due at the time of your entry into the program, NOT when you submit your application.
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