Discovery Corps Camp Assistant Program

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The Discovery Corps Camp Assistant program for teens exists to foster student interest in science, nature, and technology by placing exceptional STEM minded teens in areas where they can interact with and teach Museum guests and camp children. Applications for the 2018 Discovery Corps program are now closed.


  • Must be 14 years of age prior to start date of volunteering
  • Entering freshman, sophomore, junior or senior year of High School in fall of 2018
  • All volunteers working in Discovery Camps, including teens, must complete and clear a background check
  • Teens must complete Discovery Corps Camp Assistant program prior to becoming a year-round volunteer. Upon the completion of Discovery Corps Camp Assistant program, students can request a transition to general volunteers, with Volunteer Services approval.



  • Complete 40 hours (Monday through Friday) in Discovery Camp from 8:30am-3pm (inclusive of one project with assigned camp group from 3pm-4:30pm)
  • Complete 20 hours of flexible, self-scheduled shifts throughout the Museum exhibit halls
  • Attend one orientation
  • Participate in the creation and presentation of one final project

Application Requirements

Applications for the 2018 Discovery Corps program are currently closed.

  • Complete the Discovery Corps Camp Assistant Opportunity online application
  • Resume and Cover Letter
  • Cover letter should be addressed to the Perot Museum of Nature and Science Volunteer Services and briefly discuss the following topics:
    • Why do you want to be a Discovery Corps Camp Assistant?
    • Why do you think you would be a good fit as a Discovery Corps Camp Assistant?
    • What attributes/experience do you bring that will make you an excellent Discovery Corps Camp Assistant?
  • Teacher/Reference Approval Form from a current teacher or reference
  • Selected applicants are be invited to group interviews to complete the final evaluation.


For any questions or submitting any documents, please contact our Volunteer Services Team at

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