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Volunteers are critical to the success of The Iowa Children’s Museum in serving over 165,000 children and adults each year. The ICM has adult and youth volunteer opportunities that accommodate a wide variety of interests and availabilities. The museum requires all volunteers be at least 14 years old.
When Do We Need Volunteers?
Museum Exhibit Facilitator
(during open museum hours, weekends preferred)
Volunteers are needed to facilitate our many interactive exhibits. While volunteering “on the floor”, you will have the opportunity to interact with the museum visitors and help promote the importance of informal learning. Some responsibilities include, but are not limited to, interacting with children and their families, assisting with the upkeep and cleaning of the museum exhibits, assisting museum staff with ongoing projects, and facilitating special programs. While volunteering at the museum, you will gain experience working in an informal learning environment, have the opportunity to work with a fun, energetic staff, and experience the power of a child’s smile to make your day. Volunteers are also needed for special events both at the museum and off-site. These events include STEM Family Free Night, Superhero Nights, special Celebration Days and Fundraisers.
Museum Deep Cleaning
(Mondays during the school year)
We need volunteers to help staff clean exhibits, walls, windows, etc. to help keep our facility clean and sanitized for our guests. Volunteers are needed on Mondays during the school year between 10:00 am and 6:00 pm.
How do I sign up?
All interested volunteers please submit your contact information below. Once your information has been reviewed, you will be sent an email outlining instructions on volunteering at the Museum as well as a link to our calendar of events for shift selection. When you have been approved to volunteer with us, a brief volunteer orientation will be scheduled at your convenience.
Volunteer service at The Iowa Children’s Museum counts toward The 10,000 Hours Show!
By volunteering at least 10 hours with a local nonprofit, including ours, you earn a free ticket to an awesome concert that’s just for volunteers in Eastern Iowa! Past concert performers have included Ben Folds, Guster, Cake, Jack’s Mannequin, and OK GO. Join thousands of volunteers rocking the state by registering here!