Deadline to apply for a Conner Prairie 2018 youth volunteer program spot is Jan. 5

The deadline for youth ages 10-18 to apply for a youth volunteer position at Conner Prairie in 2018 is Jan. 5.

Staff Report
The deadline to apply for Conner Prairie’s highly competitive youth volunteer program for 2018 is next week.

Applications are available online and must be received by 11:59 p.m. Jan. 5.

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.

The application process is highly competitive as just 100 spots are available. Hundreds typically seek a spot in the program.