The DoSeum is San Antonio's only museum just for children where kids learn by doing, creating and tinkering, instead of just looking and listening.
Do you love working with children and families? Want to make a difference in our community, engage in joyful learning and find your inner child? If so, then play it forward at The DoSeum!
Benefits of Volunteering
Typical volunteer shifts include
We offer several different ways to volunteer with us
Junior Doers 11- 13 years old
Teen Doers 14- 17 years old
October 12 - March 28
Earn 100+ hours towards President Service Award. Students in the program will complete a minimum total of 100 hours of volunteer service through designated training dates and weekly hours of service in Fall and Spring months. Training covers facilitation and engagement practices, STEM model activities, detailed exploration, and knowledge of The DoSeum galleries, hands-on activities, and presentations, as well as reflection/goal setting and professional development skills (leadership skills, college prep, resume, etc.).
All interested volunteers will go through an individual interview prior to being selected to advance to the Group Interview. Individuals will be officially chosen after the Group Interview is completed.
To apply for the Summer ‘20 Cohort, look for details in March!
Questions about the program? Contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at email@example.com or 210-212-4453 ext. 635
General Adult Program
The volunteer management system we use is called Give Pulse, to access it you will create a free account using your email. Please note, If you are a parent submitting an application for your child, create a Give Pulse account under their name and email.
To become a volunteer for a One-Time Service Opportunity for youth or adults, please register for an event here.
One-Time Service Events include:
To become a General Volunteer at The DoSeum:
Steps 1-3 must be completed prior to acceptance into the volunteer program and attending Orientation
New Volunteer Orientations are held twice a month.
Q: Does The DoSeum allow individuals to volunteer who need to complete Court Mandated Community Service?
A: No, The DoSeum does not allow Court Mandated Community Service.
Q: Does The DoSeum approve hours for the Presidential Volunteer Service Award?
A: Yes, The DoSeum is a Presidential Volunteer Service Award Certifying Organization.
Q: What is the dress code to volunteer?
A: Physical appearance should be natural with no enhancements that may be inappropriate or scary for children.
If volunteers are not in proper dress code attire, they may be asked to leave to the museum.
Q: Are cell phones or other electronics allowed during my volunteer shift?
A: Cell phones and other electronic devices (iPod, gaming systems, etc.) are not allowed when volunteers work in the galleries. They must be turned on silent and stored in lockers during volunteer shifts. If a phone is being used for alarm purposes, they may be allowed but volunteers are not allowed to actively use them in the gallery floors. Volunteers are welcome to access their phones during breaks.
Q: Is there specified parking for volunteers?
A: Parking for volunteers will be off on Brackenridge Ave, alongside fence area and/or staff parking lot. Volunteers will then walk to front entrance. Volunteers being dropped off for shifts, may be dropped off at the front “drop off area” on Humprey St.
Q: Does a Parent/Chaperone/Job Coach have to be present for volunteer shifts and/or orientation?
A: All minors, ages 11-13 must be accompanied by a Parent/Chaperone always. There are designated Saturdays where a mentor volunteer will be able to accompany. It is required for Parent/Chaperone/Job Coach to attend Orientation.
Q: If I am volunteering, can a friend come with me on my shift?
A: Friends or family (who are not chaperoning) should not attend a shift with you unless they are approved to volunteer, by completing the required forms and process to volunteer.
Q: Are my children (under 11) allowed to come with me on my volunteer shift (Individual or Group)?
A: If you are volunteering, you should not have your children present with you. If you would like them to visit The DoSeum, they will need to come in with another adult and pay admission.
If you have any further questions, please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210-572-0635.