**Due to COVID-19, Minnesota Children's Museum will be closed for the next 2-3 months. At this time, all volunteer opportunities are on hold until further notice. As soon as we are able to process your application, we will let you know. If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to Allison Gredesky: agredesky@mcm.org.**

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Minnesota Children's Museum!

Please use this form if you are 18 years or older and interested in ongoing volunteering, either working directly with museum visitors or working behind the scenes in administration or in our exhibit shop. Other online forms are available for pro-bono volunteering, one-time events and youth.

If you have any questions, please contact Volunteer Services at 651.225.6046 or volunteers@mcm.org.

Contact Information

How did you hear about us?

How did you learn about volunteering at Minnesota Children's Museum?
Please specify name of website or referral source (if applicable) in comment box.

Criminal History

Please note that applicants convicted of some criminal offenses may be disqualified from volunteering at Minnesota Children's Museum. Also, any applicant who fails to indicate an existing criminal offense conviction on this application will be disqualified.

At any point in your life, have you been convicted of a criminal offense (excluding minor traffic violations)? This question is being asked for background check purposes and will be kept entirely confidential.


In what type of a volunteer position are you interested? Are you replying in response to a specific position? If not, would you prefer volunteering directly with Museum visitors and playing with children, or would you prefer volunteering behind the scenes?

On the Floor Positions: playing with children and working directly with Museum visitors:
- Playologist
- Studio Assistant
- Helping Hand Volunteer

Behind the Scenes Positions: dependent on availability. Past positions include administrative roles, exhibit change-out/maintenance, gallery cleaning, and sewing repair.

Skills & Experience

What skills, experience, talents or hobbies have you had past experience in? We may be able to use your skills now or sometime in the future when opportunities become available. Please use the box below for specific details.

Time Commitment and Availability

Some volunteer positions require a regular weekly shift and others include a more flexible schedule. When are you typically available and what level of time commitment are you interested in making? Use the box below for specific details.

If you need hours for a service requirement, please list your school/program and how many hours you need.


Please provide 3 professional references (not family or friends) that can speak to your abilities. List at least one phone number and email address per reference, if possible.

Examples of references include: employers, supervisors, volunteer supervisors, teachers, professors, coaches, mentors, advisors, faith leaders, group/club leaders, coworkers, colleagues, or other professional contacts.

Tell us more!

What would you like to gain from a volunteer experience at Minnesota Children's Museum?


By clicking "continue" I certify that the answers given by me to the foregoing questions and statements are true, correct and without omissions. I authorize Minnesota Children's Museum to investigate and verify the foregoing information, and any other information, which might assist them in determining my qualifications for volunteering. I further agree to comply with the policies and procedures, as well as safety practices, in all areas of Minnesota Children's Museum and in all volunteer duties. I understand that my volunteer status may be terminated at any time for failure to comply with policies, procedures or safety practices of Minnesota Children's Museum including those of the volunteer program; for absence without notification; for reasons of unsatisfactory attitude, work, interaction with Museum visitors, personal appearance or for any other circumstance which, in the judgment of Minnesota Children's Museum, would make my continued service as a volunteer contrary to their best interests.

Any person who gives false information will be subject to immediate dismissal from the volunteer program.