Volunteer with us

The New Children’s Museum is proud to have a dedicated group of volunteers that support our mission. At this time, we are not actively recruiting new volunteers. We will however look for support from volunteers ages 16 and older to help with our Summer Camp program in which volunteers work in our classrooms for 3 hours daily M-F for a week at a time. If you’re interested in this opportunity, please check back in the spring for details on applying for this program.

For questions, email volunteers@thinkplaycreate.org.



Duties: Volunteers provide administrative support in various capacities that play an integral part in the operations of The New Children’s Museum. Tasks can range from stuffing envelopes to doing data entry.
Qualifications: Volunteers in this department should have excellent communication skills, have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, be reliable, and be comfortable working independently.

Art Studios

Duties: The Museum features numerous art studios on the Museum floor such as our Paint & Clay Patio, Paper-making Studio, and Drop-in activities. Volunteers assist Museum Teaching Artists with preparing supplies, setting up and cleaning up studio spaces, directing visitors, and supporting Museum staff as needed.
Qualifications: Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages, not be afraid of getting messy, and be comfortable working with various tools and art materials.

Arts Education Programs

Duties: Volunteers support art education programs such as Camps, Creativity Club, Eat Better Art, and more. Volunteer responsibilities include setting up and cleaning classrooms, supporting with classroom management, assisting educators during instruction, and supporting youth art activities.
Qualifications: Volunteers should possess an interest in arts education and enjoy working with children.

Material Preparation

Duties: Volunteers will prepare materials to be used in hands-on studio workshops. Tasks may include cutting paper, sorting fabric, preparing take-away goods, and more.
Qualifications: Volunteers must be independent workers willing to do repetitive manual tasks.


Duties: Volunteer photographers take candid photos of kids, families, and activities during the Museum’s daily workshops, special events, and programs.
Qualifications: These individuals must have knowledge and experience photographing families and activities. Applicants will need to submit examples of photographs that demonstrate capabilities. Individual must be comfortable taking photos on the Museum’s DSLR.

Public Programs

Duties: Volunteers will support museum staff at public program events such as Target Free Second Sundays, Mass Creativity Day, outreach community events, and weekly toddler programs.
Qualifications: Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages, not be afraid of getting messy, and possess a basic knowledge of the Museum.

Special Events

Duties: Volunteers assist with internal events such as family fundraisers, galas, educator receptions, and more.
Qualifications: Events usually involve evening volunteer hours.