Applications are now closed as capacity for the program has been met. Please check back in April 2020 for our Summer application.

Youth Volunteer Program: COSI's Youth Volunteer Program is a unique opportunity for students. Volunteers help further COSI's mission by serving our guests and providing a unique STEM learning experience while developing new skills for their future.

Volunteer Requirements: Year round volunteer service with a minimum of 8 hours each month served over two days in that month.

Application Requirements:

  • Recommendation Letter: completed PDF document sent in with application.
  • Minimum age requirement of 12 years old.
Application Process:
  • Our application windows open two times a year. In April and November.
  • Our application window will be open for a week within each month.
  • Please keep in mind that our program receives many more applications than positions available. Applying is the first step in the process but does not guarantee acceptance into the program. Thank you for your interest.

Next application window opens: April 12th-18th, 2020


NOVEMBER

VOLUNTEER LINK WILL OPEN:
NOVEMBER
VOLUNTEERS START: JANUARY

APRIL

VOLUNTEER LINK WILL OPEN:
APRIL
VOLUNTEERS START: JUNE

Volunteer Placements:
With the supervision of a COSI Team member youth volunteers will train hands-on during an event as a trial placement before being placed into a department within COSI. Youth accepted into the program will receive more information during your scheduled on-boarding session. Below are descriptions of some of possible areas of placement:

FLOOR FACULTY

Educate and interact with guests, using activities and demonstrations as a tool for exploration.

LITTLE KIDSPACE®

Initiate interaction with young guests in the exhibit area including the Studio and the Big Kids Lab.

GUEST RELATIONS

Interact with guests by assisting with their needs while providing creative input to enhance guest experience.

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COSI
333 West Broad St.
Columbus, OH 43215