High School Leadership Program

The High School Volunteer Leadership Program allows teens to build critical thinking and leadership skills while working closely with museum staff. Beyond gaining critical knowledge about informal education for early childhood in a museum setting, volunteers will learn about specific program content from science to art. The volunteer program will therefore focus on four areas: leadership, collaboration, teaching skills and social skills.

Please click here to read the FAQs for the High School Volunteer Leadership program.

The High School Volunteer Leadership Program has limited availability. All applicants must (please read carefully):

  1. Fill out and submit the school year application below by May 7, 2019.
  2. Provide two references. The link provided after submission of application must be sent by the applicant to his or her references to complete by May 7, 2019. References should be completed by teachers from the current school year. A reference may be completed by a guidance counselor.
  3. Attend the interview session on Thursday, May 9 at 6:00pm located at TCMU-Spartanburg at 130 Magnolia Street, Spartanburg SC.
  4. Be able to attend 1 or 2 Leadership Nights, help with a minimum of 4 volunteer shifts on Saturdays of their choice and for 1 camp volunteer shift on a Monday Morning from 8:30am-12:30pm, which is the equivalent of a 16-hour commitment.

Applicants will be selected based on a completed application, reference letters and an interview. Applicants who do not complete the first two steps by the given dates will not be considered for an interview.

Application Sessions

Summer Application Dates:

-Application Available: March 7

-Application & References Due: May 7

-Volunteer Interview (for all applicants): May 9, 6:00 - TCMU-Spartanburg

-Volunteer Orientation and Training: May 30, 6:00-7:30 - TCMU-Spartanburg

Dates and times are subject to change.

TCMU reserves the right to discontinue the services of any volunteer, at any time, for any reason, including a student's expulsion from his or her school.