Thank you for your interest in volunteering at WOW! Children’s Museum! Our Volunteers are an integral part of what makes WOW! a fun, educational, and affordable community resource.

How do I become a WOW! volunteer?

  • Fill out a volunteer application
  • Attend a volunteer interview
  • Undergo a background check (if over the age of 18)
  • Attend a volunteer orientation/training
  • Sign up for shifts

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What is expected of me as a volunteer?

  • Commit to volunteering at least 25 hours, or 6 months of volunteer service.
  • Be dependable, prompt, and reliable.
  • Be aware that as a volunteer you are a representative of the Museum.
  • Whenever you are unable to volunteer on the day you are scheduled, please notify both the Volunteer Manager and your direct supervisor.
  • Please keep all Museum visitor information confidential.
  • Let us know if you have any concerns about your volunteer experience.
  • Adhere to all volunteer policies and procedures.

Volunteering Opportunities:

We have a wide variety of volunteer opportunities available. If you would like more information about any of the positions listed below, please contact us.

  • Discovery Guide – Assist with Discovery Days, NanoDays and summer classes
  • Exhibit Guide – Lead hands-on exhibit activities for children
  • Materials Preparation – Prepare materials for the Art Room, classes and events
  • Museum Activities – Facilitate an activity such as story time, games, or face painting
  • Art Room Assistant – Assist our visitors in the Art Room with art projects and craft activities
  • Exhibits Assistant – Help us keep our exhibits stocked and in good working order
  • Exhibits Evaluator – Work with the Exhibits Team to survey and evaluate exhibits
  • Exhibits Maintenance – Help us build, repair and maintain exhibits
  • Events Volunteers – Help us with special events by facilitating activities, crafts, and programs
  • Professional Skills – Share your expertise in electrical work, photography, IT, human resources, sewing, and other professional skills
  • Community Outreach – Attend local festivals and community events and serve as a representative of the Museum.
  • Fundraising Committee – An ambassador-focused committee with members who are focused on making introductions to new donors in the community.
  • Events Planning Committee – Work closely to assist Staff in planning and preparing for upcoming Museum events.
  • Board Member – Join our board of directors to develop your leadership skills, serve our mission and make great things happen for the Museum.  Board members serve a 2 year term.

Volunteer Resources:

What are benefits of volunteering?

  • Help children to learn through play!
  • Engage with hands-on activities and exhibits
  • On-the-job or special training related to your volunteer position
  • Support and feedback from a professional staff member

Volunteer Contact

If you’re interested in volunteering or would like to learn more about our Volunteer Program, please contact, Kim Brown, Volunteer Manager.