We are currently recruiting weekend volunteers.
We are in the process of recruiting volunteers for Winter 2012 & Spring 2013!
We are seeking fun, and kid friendly individuals who are interested in volunteering Saturday and Sunday from 11:00am-4:00pm/ or 12:00pm-4:00pm. A minimum of 30 hours is required for individuals volunteering in the Winter/Spring. If you're interested please download an application and attend one of our monthly orientations. We will be accepting weekend volunteers year-round!
Our next orientations will be held on these dates from 10:00am-11:30am:
• April 21, 2013
• May 19, 2013 (Last day to apply for summer volunteer opportunities)
• June 16, 2013
We have exciting opportunities for individuals and groups to volunteer.
Many of our volunteer opportunities are listed here, but the volunteer program is only limited to our imaginations — feel free to contact us with your ideas!
Orientations are held on the 3rd Sunday of each month from 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. rain or shine unless otherwise noted on our website.
We have several exciting opportunities available:
You will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the daily operations of the museum as you interact with our guests. Gallery Gurus are responsible for ensuring our guests have the best experience possible.
Interact with museum visitors of all ages and engage them with activities and simple demonstrations
Enrich the museum experience for our visitors by answering questions, offering directions and providing other general information
Greet, orient and assist school and other groups
Participate or lead special exhibit activities
Shifts available: Mondays - Friday 10:00am-2:00pm or 2:00-5:00pm
Saturday and Sundays, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m./
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Creative Classroom Assistant
Help to prepare and conduct child-friendly classes, presentations and demonstrations.
Interact with students (grades k – 5) one-on-one and in groups to help with activities
Help teachers prepare and distribute project materials
Shifts available: Mondays - Fridays: afternoons, Saturday morning & afternoon opportunities are available.
Playful Recreation Assistant / Preschool and Kindergarten
(currently NOT recruiting for this position)
Model how to play and learn by assisting pre-school children and their parents in the early childhood area.
Helping with preparation and clean up
Encouraging kids and their caregivers to play together
Lead craft activities
Shifts available: Monday- Friday
Story Time Reader
Use props or puppets and make story time come alive! Read stories to large and small groups of visitors.
Shifts available: Saturdays - Sundays, throughout the day.
Organize a Story Time Reader Team
Recruit three or four co-workers, friends or family members and start your own Reader Team.
Take turns reading one shift per week.
Help children celebrate their birthdays at the museum!
Set-up/decorate party room
Greet and orient party guests
Be an enthusiastic host/hostess
Assist with designated tours and activities
Assist with clean-up
Saturday & Sundays: 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m./2:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Dress up as our mascot MiChiMu. Help make a child's birthday special by visiting the birthday party rooms.
Behind the Scenes
Our office aides help with general office tasks.
Assist with filing and mailing
Enter information into our data
Shifts available: Saturday - Sundays: morning and afternoon opportunities are available.
Aide positions are available in our Kid Smart educational gift shop and at the lobby desk.
Possess good people skills
Ability to work with large groups of children
Assist with organization and clean-up
Shifts available: Saturday & Sundays: morning and afternoon opportunities are available
We are very committed to sharing the museum with you, and pride ourselves on the outstanding work that you provide. We consider volunteers like you to be a major resource and we are happy that you are interested in sharing some of your time and talent with us.
Volunteer Applications - Please bring in your application on the day of orientation.
Download either of the following PDF files for an application form.