Volunteer to Play!

YouthWorks is all-inclusive and designed volunteer and internship program for current high school students, ages 14-18 years old. This program provides youth with opportunities to enhance their own lives through education and a unique opportunity to gain work experience, building a community service record for high school credit and college portfolios.

Established in 1993, YouthWorks combines educational and career guidance, work readiness and life skills training within an interdisciplinary museum setting to benefit over 200 local at-risk, underserved teenagers each year. Created in response to Nevada’s alarming high school dropout rate, the program’s primary goal is to provide the support necessary for teens to graduate from high school.

YouthWorks participants begin volunteering throughout the main nine (9) museum galleries. This allows youth to become familiar with the museum policies, procedures, and most importantly the museum mission. In some cases a youth may have a disability restricting them from participation on the gallery floor. In this instance the youth may be placed in another area more suited for their abilities. Also, at times youth have been reassigned to non-customer service positions within the Operations teams in efforts to provide one on one mentoring.


The YouthWorks Internship is a highly competitive and sought after program with limited positions.To be accepted to this program indicates an individual shows aptitude or strength in one or more of the ‘Core Principles’ of the internship program and the drive to grow professionally and personally in these areas. This internship is more than just a job!

While an intern will perform job assignments alongside staff members, they will also be given the opportunity to experience many different areas of the organization with the goal of providing practical experience as a beginner in a professional environment. Further, intern positions are paid, allowing the youth an extra source of income for personal needs such as college applications, school expenses, or simply to supplement family income.


The internship is offered to currently enrolled high school students, 14 years old or older, who have completed 80 hours or more of volunteer service at the Museum. Applicants must also be active volunteers in good standing and pass a substance use test.


The YouthWorks Internship is currently accepting applications. All application materials must be submitted to the Manager of Volunteer Services and YouthWorks, DISCOVERY Children’s Museum, 360 Promenade Place, Las Vegas, Nevada 89106 or sent through email to volunteer@discoverykidslv.org on May 1, 2018 by 5pm. Late or Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please contact (702) 382-3445, extension 110 or volunteer@discoverykidslv.org with any questions, or for help with application materials.

Youthworks is generously sponsored by:

  • Andrews Family Foundation
  • Bank of America
  • City of Las Vegas
  • Frank and Victoria Fertitta Foundation
  • The Josephs Foundation
  • The TJX Foundation
  • Walmart Store #3728
  • Walmart Store #2593
  • Walmart Store #5070
  • Walmart Supercenter #1560
  • Walmart Supercenter #2884
  • Wells Fargo