Volunteer - Become a Turtle!
Museum Teen volunteers program
The Turtle Bay Museum Teen Volunteer (MTV for short) program offers young people from our local community the opportunity to explore and work at various sites and disciplines with Turtle Bay Exploration Park. These areas include the Turtle Bay Museum, Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp, and Turtle Bay's McConnell Arboretum & Botanical Garden. The various disciplines include art, natural science (including animals), history, forestry, and horticulture. Teen Volunteers also have the opportunity to work on special events, programs, and projects. Young people in grade 7 - 12 are welcome to apply!
What will i do as a museum teen volunteer?
MEET. Work and socialize with over 80 teens of all ages from across Shasta County.
TEACH. Help visitors of all ages understand musuem exhibitis, objects and animals within a diverse range of subjects such as art, history and the environment.
LEARN. Work directly with Turtle Bay professionals to learn about animals, art, culture, ecology, forestry, history and much more!
GROW. Join the teen volunteer team to acquire leadership skills, explore career interests, and gain invaluable work and life experience.
SO, how Can I volunteer?
We offer three different programs tailored to your schedule and interest!
Summer Teen Volunteer
Volunteer 10 weeks during June, July and August. Commit to work one 3-hour shift per week and be trained to interpret exhibits and demonstrate activities for the public.
Year Round Teen Volunteer
Volunteer year runs September - August. During the school year teens work a minimum of two 3-hour shifts per month and during the summer (mid-June through mid-August) work one 3-hour shift per week. Shifts are on Saturdays or 9 a.m. - noon on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Teen Volunteers attend training sessions, interpret exhibits, demonstrate activities for the public, assist with research projects, and participate in other museum functions as needed.
Animal Teen Volunteer
Volunteer year runs September - August and the minimum age requirement is 13. During the school year teens work a minimum of two 7-hour shifts per month and during the summer work two 7-hour shifts per week. Teen Volunteers attend training sessions, learn how to take care of our animals, help with shows and other educational programs, and participate in other museum functions as needed.
How do I apply?
Send us your name, address, phone number and your program of interest by mail, email, or just give us a call!
1.) By Email: firstname.lastname@example.org (Volunteer Coordinator)
2.) Call us: (530) 242-3112
3.) Write us: Turtle Bay Exploration Park
1335 Arboretum Drive, Suite A
Redding, CA 96003
Selected teens will be required to pay a one-time, non-refundable $25 registration fee!