Summer Explorations High School Volunteer Program

Wanted: Volunteer Teaching Assistants for the Needham Community Education Summer Explorations Program!

— Do you like working with children?
— Are you hoping to earn a Community Service credit this summer?
— Are you in 9th–11th grade?  

 If the answer to all of these questions is YES, then volunteering for the Needham Community Education Summer Explorations program may be a good fit for you! Summer Explorations is comprised of over 90, half-day enrichment classes, for students entering grades 1–9. There are classes in science, sports, cooking, engineering, fine and performing arts, culture and technology. All classes are taught by Needham Public Schools staff members and other trained education professionals. The weeklong classes are offered Monday–Friday, between July 1 and July 26 (no classes 7/4 and 7/5).

Volunteers are needed for 3.25 hours/day, mornings and/or afternoons, for a full week. If you volunteer in the mornings or afternoons for 2 weeks or for the morning AND the afternoon of one week, you will earn one Community Service credit.

Summer Explorations Volunteer Teaching Assistant responsibilities include:
— Assisting with student drop-off and pick-up
— Helping out in one of the classes
— Act as a positive role model for Summer Explorations participants

Students: please complete our online application.
Parents: we ask that students please complete the application themselves.
Online Application:

After completing the online application, applicants will be contacted, via the email you provided on this form, by Program Director, Carolyn Colonna, at the end of March to select a time to attend a brief group interview. Returning Summer Explorations Volunteers will not need to attend a group interview and will instead receive further instructions late March. Thank you!

Dates for the NCE Summer Explorations program:
July 1–3 (three-day week):
Week 1 of Summer Explorations
July 8–12: Week 2 of Summer Explorations
July 15–19: Week 3 of Summer Explorations
July 22–26: Week 4 of Summer Explorations

Program times (Broadmeadow location):
Morning sessions: 8:45–11:45am
Afternoon sessions: 12:15–3:15pm

Program times (High Rock location):
Morning sessions: 9:00am–12:00pm
Afternoon sessions: 12:30–3:30pm

For more information regarding the Summer Explorations program, please visit our website.

Questions? Contact Program Director, Carolyn Colonna at: or 781-455-0400 x11223.

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