Opportunity Details

Civic & Community
Families, Visitors & Travelers
Caring for People,Event Organizing,Sports & Recreation

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:14+

Recreation Programs, Summer Teen Opportunities at The Grove

The Grove National Historic Landmark



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A wide variety of programs are offered including programs with a focus on science, nature, and history. In addition, there are birthday parties and scouting programs scheduled throughout the summer.  You’ll be asked to arrive 30 minutes before a program begins and remain 30 minutes after the program concludes to help with putting program materials back in order. This a wonderful opportunity to interact with visitors and learn about the history and nature of The Grove


DATES: June 15 to August 11, with opportunity to continue during the school year.

Monday through Sunday, variable hours

Programs, parties and scouting programs vary and are scheduled days and evenings. Birthday parties typically take place on the weekend.

Minimum Time commitment:  4 programs during the summer, June 15- August 11. 


Age:  14 and older.  If you’re ages 14-17 you’ll require a parent or guardian’s signed waiver included in the online application.


Maximum number of volunteers per program: 4


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