Volunteer


Volunteers play a key role in the survival of a community. At the Children’s Museum of Skagit County volunteers learn, create, have fun, and most importantly enrich the lives of children that come through our doors. They give children and adults the opportunity to learn new skills and promote family togetherness.

Volunteering with us gives you the opportunity to:
• Learn new skills (prepare art projects, assist at special events on & off-site, repair exhibits & exhibit accessories)
• Make friends
• Support your community
• Encourage a learning environment with our guests
• Help the CMSC thrive and continue to provide a wonderful & unique place for visitors
• Earn a 10% discount to our Museum Store (Upon completing 75 volunteer hours)
• Be recognized in the Museum Explorer quarterly newsletter

Volunteer Requirements:
• Potential volunteers must fill out a Volunteer Application
• Pass a background check
• Attend a volunteer orientation
• Receive adequate training for the position applied
• Complete a minimum 2 hours per shift (4 hour shifts are preferred)
• Volunteers under 18 must have a Youth Volunteer Application & Consent Form signed by legal guardian

There are many different ways that you can contribute to the Children’s Museum of Skagit County as a volunteer. We have positions available both in and out of the museum.

 

Group Hosts: Give tours and assist with hands-on workshops for groups. We need hosts on a year round basis. Play Guides: Assist young visitors and their families or teachers as they explore in the museum.

Storyteller/Reader: Read stories throughout the museum.

Museum Floor Volunteer: This position includes everything our regular staff does in the museum; from keeping the place clean and organized to helping children and families enjoy their time spent here.

Special Events Assistant: Help plan/facilitate special events and activities in the museum or off-site.

Program Personnel: Help with developing/leading special workshops or programs. A great opportunity to use your talents!

Administrative Support Specialist: Helps with correspondence, data collection and management, copying and more!

Reception Specialist: Assist with scheduling events at the museum, directing phone calls, and responding to inquiries.

Versatile Volunteers: Deliver fliers around town, help with mailings and organizing pamphlets, plus any other ways you can think of to share your time and creativity toward the museum.

Exhibit Maintenance Volunteer: Use mechanical and/or artistic skills to repair, polish and keep the museum looking fresh and working well. If you have a special skill you would like to contribute please mention it on your volunteer application or e-mail the Volunteer Coordinator.

Student Board Member: Serve on the Board of Directors. Must be a high-school student.

For more information please contact:
Staff Supervisor /Volunteer Coordinator