Education  »  Teen Volunteer Program

The Curtiss Museum Teen Volunteers will give museum tours, act as gallery guides, and assist with educational experiences for children and families. The program begins at the start of summer and continues through to the start of school/our annual Wings and Wheels celebration in mid-September.

This program provides teens with a safe, creative environment for out-of-school hours and resume-quality job experience, while the museum gains the benefit of formally trained summer programming assistants.

You can download an application by clicking here.

Goals of the Program

  • To develop Teen Volunteers’ critical thinking, leadership, customer service, and job skills
  • To increase Teen Volunteers’ exposure to local and national history and the STEM field
  • To empower the Teen Volunteer to become role models and share their talents with the community

The applicant must be:

  • A student currently in 7th-12th grade
  • A student interested in museums, history, aviation, and/or working with children

Time Requirements

  • The Teen Volunteer Summer Program will run from July 2-August 31.
  • We ask that students dedicate at least 5 hours per week, with the exception of planned time off (vacations, camps, ect.)
  • The Teen Volunteer will only be asked to volunteer during our open hours Monday-Friday, but weekend time can be made available to accommodate all schedules. In cases of events, we might ask Teen Volunteers if they are available to come after hours or on a weekend, but this time is not required.

For More Information

  • Contact Makenzie Witter, Museum Educator, at 607-569-7058 or