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Volunteer at MCM

Put a smile on a child’s face and make a difference in the community. Become an MCM volunteer! Anyone ages 13 and up can volunteer on their own, and ages 8-12 can volunteer when accompanied by a caregiver. Groups, organizations, and families can also help out.

Summer 2018 Volunteering:

Our two summer cohorts are currently full.

Fall 2018 Volunteering:

To be included in our fall volunteer cohorts, please submit an application using the directions below. Informational interviews for fall volunteers will begin in mid-August.

Volunteer Opportunities

Youth, Adult, and Family Volunteer Opportunities

All volunteer shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Museum Fellow: work in the public spaces of the museum and facilitate visitors in exhibits and at special events and programs.


  • Possible-opolis: building, design, and large motor activities
  • Wildernest: Early Learning Gallery for ages birth to 5
  • Art Studio: drop-in art studio for all ages
  • Rooftop Ramble: four season outdoor space with gardens and live animals

Programs and events:

  • Adult Swim: Friday night event series; volunteers must be ages 21 & up
  • Special events: family events on Saturdays & Sundays
  • Free Family Night: First Wednesday of each month 5-8 pm
  • Winter Wonder Week: MMSD winter break programming
  • Camps: available summer season and during MMSD winter/spring breaks

Behind the Scenes: assist with administrative office work and event support.

  • Photography: take photos at special events; shifts available weekdays, evenings, and weekends.
  • Administrative: work on office tasks. Shifts available M-F between 9:30 am and 5 pm.

Group Opportunities: groups of 4 or more adults or youth may volunteer for special events and one-time projects on behalf of service clubs, scout troops, professional networks, or other organized groups.

How to Apply

Volunteer Requirements

All volunteers must complete an application and clear a background check prior to their first day. Volunteers who want to commit to a weekly shift must also come in for an informational interview, attend a general orientation, attend a visitor engagement training, and any specific exhibit training as necessary.

Please contact us if you have any questions.

Volunteer Coordinator
Phone: (608) 256-6445, ext. 552
Fax: (608) 268-1398


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