Enter the Vibrant World of Discovery and Wonder as a Children’s Museum Volunteer!
Vacation Science Camp Volunteer
Interested in early childhood education? Want to share your love of science with a younger generation?
Volunteer counselors assist our museum educators during camp days. Children in grades 1-6 attend a full-day camp where they perform experiments, tour the museum, meet some of our animals and explore the science theme of the day. Interested applicants must be at least 16 years old. For more information email Camp Manager Sara Horwitz.
Wildlife Sanctuary Volunteer
Sanctuary volunteers assist staff with many tasks during the week and on weekends in the animal center. Duties include general cleaning of the Sanctuary area, cleaning of cages, animal demonstrations, answering questions for public and animal enrichment. If you enjoy animals and don’t mind working hard and getting dirty – this is the volunteer position for you. You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer in the Wildlife Sanctuary. For more information email Nick Barnett.
Send completed application to:
Nick Barnett, Wildlife Sanctuary Animal Curator
The Children’s Museum
950 Trout Brook Drive
West Hartford, CT 06119
Volunteer on weekdays or weekends, days or nights. Or bring the whole family for an enriching family volunteer experience! Volunteers receive special museum benefits such as discounts in the museum store.
Volunteer Opportunities for Adults, Students, and Seniors
- You must be at least 14 years old to volunteer with Guest Relations.
- You must be at least 15 years old to volunteer with the Wildlife Sanctuary.
- You must be at least 16 years old to volunteer with Vacation Science Camp.
Download Student Volunteer Reference Form (pdf) – 2 reference forms are required for each student
All Children’s Museum Volunteers are carefully screened to ensure the safety of our visitors. Volunteers are required to fill out an application, including two references, and must receive our volunteer handbook before joining the team. Volunteers under the age of 16 require parental permission.
For more information on any of the following opportunities, contact Jennifer Weston, Development Coordinator and Visitor Services Manager at 860.231.2830 x 480 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.