Calling all rising 7th-10th graders! Do you love playing with younger children? Interested in building leadership skills and working alongside Team Marbles to spark imagination, discovery and learning? Marbles Teen Play Corps participants playfully engage younger kids in science, art, creativity, physical activity and hands-on learning in Marbles exhibits, programs, camps, events and in the community.
Click here for the Teen Play Corps application.
Click here for the Teen Play Corps recommendation form.
Applicants for Teen Play Corps must attend an information session in order to be considered for selection. Please choose one of the follow dates to attend.
Applicants also have the option of submitting a video. Submit a video (no longer than 2min) to let us know more about you, and why you would be a good fit for Teen Play Corps. Please remember to say your name in the video, and put your name in the file name. Password is corps2020.
Applicants will be informed of selection status in early April.
All Teen Play Corps participants are required to attend one session of Basic Training in April. At Basic Training, participants will get to know each other and Team Marbles, participate in leadership development activities and learn how to lead play the Marbles way.
Basic Training Dates (choose one date that works best):
Teen Play Corps participants who are interested in volunteering in summer camps must attend camps training.
Camp Training Date (choose one date that works best):
Teen Play Corps volunteers have two ways to volunteer from June-August:
Summer Camp Support - Play with children ages 3-10, assist staff with set up and break down of activities and help campers make Marbleous memories
Commitment Minimum of three weeks. Middle school students may volunteer for half days. High school students may volunteer for full or half days. Morning shift: 8:30am-1pm. Afternoon shift: 12:30-5:15pm. Before Care shift: 8-9am. After Care shift: 5-6pm. Participants may only volunteer for two consecutive weeks.
Summer Museum Play Practice - Practice leading play with Marbles campers during Play Practice sessions throughout the summer. Receive coaching and mentoring from Marbles staff.
When June-August. Three-hour shifts available twice a week, 10am-1pm
Commitment Minimum of three shifts per month
Teen Play Corps participants have lots of ways to play throughout the school year. You're encouraged to volunteer as often as you like and for a minimum of one shift per month.
See what current members of our Play Corps have to say about the program.
For more information, email email@example.com or call 919.857.1020