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Volunteer at Madison Children’s Museum

Put a smile on a child’s face and make a difference in the community. Become an MCM volunteer! Ages 14 and up can volunteer on their own, and ages 8-13 can volunteer and gain work experience when accompanied by a caregiver.  Groups of adult volunteers can also volunteer for special events.

Volunteer Position Descriptions

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

Individual Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Volunteers help out in the museum’s public spaces, facilitate activities at special events, or contribute to our weekly programs. Volunteers who are accepted make a commitment to a weekly two hour shift for at least two months.

  • Art Studio: help children explore their creativity and have fun with art 
  • Rooftop Ramble: educate and explore in our four-season outdoor space with gardens and live animals
  • Exhibits Floater: help in a variety of exhibits including Possible-opolis, Coops to Cathedrals, and Wildernest

Group Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering for special events can be a meaningful experience for your work, civic, or educational group.

Email for information.

How to Apply

  1. Complete the Volunteer Application Form below. 
  2. Clear a background check. 
  3. Interview in person, on zoom, or over the phone 
  4. Attend a volunteer orientation. 
  5. Sign up for volunteer shifts through Sign Up Genius 
  6. Show up for the shifts you have signed up for. You will have training on your first shift and during additional shifts as needed. 

Please contact us for more information and if you have any questions! 

Tim Gruber, Volunteer Coordinator,

Madison Children’s Museum is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Volunteer Application Form

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