Conner Prairie, one of the nation’s most visited outdoor museums, is currently accepting applications for its highly competitive youth volunteer program for 2018.
The program teaches youth ages 10-18 personal development skills in a hands-on, immersive and fun environment. Youth volunteer in both historic costumes and modern clothes throughout the museum’s historic grounds, indoor experiences and more. Youth also volunteer at special events that Conner Prairie stages throughout the year.
Staff members guide youth throughout the year to help them develop and enhance people skills, including how to speak with, interact with and engage museum visitors of all ages. Youth are required to volunteer for one full year and achieve a minimum of 120 hours.
An introductory meeting for youth and their families interested in the program will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday (Dec. 5) inside Lilly Theater, which is on the second floor of the museum’s Welcome Center. Leaders of the program will give an overview about the program and the museum, share requirements about how much time they must serve throughout the year, what they’ll be doing when volunteering at special events, how the application process works, benefits that come with being a youth volunteer and more.
The application process is highly competitive. Just 100 spots are available and typically, hundreds of youth seek a spot in the program.
Applications to become a 2018 youth volunteer at Conner Prairie are available online, here. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. Jan. 5.