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Group Volunteering

We strive to create opportunities for local organizations that add value for your group and the museum. Some common opportunities include: greeting and navigating guests on peak visitation days, landscaping with our facilities team, or assisting with large events like Museum by Moonlight!

Group size

At least 5 volunteers are required to be considered a group. Generally, outdoor opportunities can accommodate up to 30 volunteers, and indoor opportunities usually have a maximum of 10 or less. The desired group size is always listed on the opportunity search page. Every volunteer who signs up in a group must agree to a background check.

Types of Group Volunteers

One time groups - Organized groups who sign up for an opportunity—typically a single day event or program.

Regular/returning groups - Organized groups agree to fill one to two volunteer spots on a rotating basis. For example: a group or team of 10 people choose an opportunity for which all members would be trained. Each week, two team members would fill the shift on a rotation basis over a five week period of time and then repeat the process.

Donor partnership groups – Volunteer opportunities are created to coincide with corporate sponsored events or exhibits; i.e., a company chooses to sponsor an event or exhibit in the museum and their employees become volunteers for the sponsored event or exhibit.

For more information about donor partnership opportunities, please contact Amy Kwas, Vice President of Development at akwas@childrensmuseum.org.

High school groups - High school groups must have a 4:1 student to chaperone ratio and each student under the age of 18 will need a signed release form from a parent or guardian. Each volunteer who is 18 years or older and will be involved will need to complete and submit a cleared background check.

Getting started

If you are interested in bringing a group to the museum to volunteer, see what’s available that fits your group, then fill out a group volunteer application. Be sure to select a group leader on the application page. Once you have completed this application, you will be sent a link to a list of upcoming group opportunities.