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Teen Volunteers

The application period for the Teen Volunteer Program for 2022 is now closed. Apply next year!

Skills & Experiences Youth Gain

Volunteering at The Lawrence not only is a great way to fulfill community service requirements, but it also provides teens with the opportunity to develop job skills.

These include

  • Public speaking and customer service
  • Self-confidence and leadership
  • Adaptability and flexibility to manage multiple assignments under changing conditions
  • Learning ways to communicate science to the public
  • Building interpersonal relationship
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work

At The Lawrence, volunteers find a safe way and congenial place to socialize with other youths, while they enjoy the benefits of experiencing a work-related environment with professional staff, UC Berkeley college students, and teens from all around the Bay Area.

Requirements

  • Entering 9th grade or above
  • Able to continue volunteering throughout the  school year for a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per month in any program of your choice
  • Able to attend a Mandatory Orientation on April 8th or April 15th, from 11:00am to 2:30pm
  • Able to commit to minimum hour-requirement indicated for each program
  • Attend a training in a designated area
  • Willing to show an interest in topics related to science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM subjects)
  • Committing to work with our visitors, most of whom are families with children
  • Completing all forms required in a timely manner, and complying with volunteer processes described in the Teen Volunteer Handbook (handbook and forms to be handed out during orientation)

Next Steps

  • Teens entering 9th grade or above, who are not current Lawrence Hall of Science volunteers, may apply now.
  • Apply before the deadline. We only have 100 spaces available!
  • Check your email inbox. Accepted candidates will be notified by email, using the address indicated on your application.
  • Save the date for the Mandatory Orientation.
  • You will be required to complete and submit hard copies of all forms provided to you during the orientation. No documents will be accepted after the deadline.
  • Sign up for training after your volunteer coordinator has assigned you to a specific area.

2023 Timeline
for New Teen Volunteers

General Teen Recruitment opensFebruary 1st, 2023Apply online via Teen Volunteer Application 2023
General Teen Recruitment closesMarch 4th, 2023Applications are no longer accepted after March 4th, 5:00pm
Notification of AcceptanceApril 1, 2023Accepted candidates will be notified by email
Mandatory Teen Orientation (Accepted candidates only)April 8th or April 15th, 202311:00am to 2:30pm
Deadline for submitting documents (Accepted candidates only)April 22rd, 2023Mail complete packet to Lawrence Hall of Science Volunteer Program or submit in person
Area Training for Accepted Candidates (Accepted candidates only)April, May and/or JuneDate will be confirmed during mandatory Teen Orientation
Summer Program and Shifts Begin (Accepted candidates only)June 6th-September 4thDates are approximate and depend on program requirements