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Volunteers are critical to the success of The Iowa Children’s Museum. Adult and youth volunteer opportunities are available to 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
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
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. The approval process includes a review of the Iowa state courts website. When you have been approved to volunteer with us, a brief volunteer orientation will be scheduled at your convenience.