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.
If so, consider volunteering at The DoSeum!
In order to become a volunteer at The DoSeum, please:
– Complete and submit an application online.*
Your application will be reviewed by the Volunteer Services Coordinator. If it is determined that you are a good fit for volunteering at the museum, you will be contacted for an interview.
*To volunteer for events, you must create an account. Become a member at the application link above to volunteer for more than one event.
-For one-time service opportunities, register here. To volunteer for an event, you must create an account.
-Junior Volunteers fill out this application!
– Interview with Volunteer Services Coordinator.
The interview allows us to become more familiar with your skills, and what you hope to gain from this experience, as well as how you can benefit the museum. It is also a time to discuss your availability.
– Complete background check.
Individuals 18 and older must complete a background check. Individuals 17 and under complete a waiver form. This is a necessary step to determine if you meet the requirements to volunteer at the museum.
– Attend volunteer orientation and hands-on exhibit training.
The orientation will give you an overview of the museum, exhibits, programs, and special events.
Students in the program will complete a total of 100 hours of volunteer service through designated training dates and weekly hours of service in the summer 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 Training dates must be attended.
Applications available online - Monday, March 12
Applications Close - Saturday, March 31
Group Interview for selected candidates - Wednesday, April 11
Deadline to accept - Wednesday, April 18
Session One: Saturday, April 28
Session Two: Saturday, May 12
Session Three: Saturday, May 26
Session Four: Saturday, June 9
Program concludes Monday, August 20
*Accepted candidates are required to attend all training sessions and complete hours during summer to complete the program.
Junior Volunteers must be 11-13 years old and accompanied by an adult.
We are no longer accepting applicants to the program, but juniors can still participate in our general volunteer program.
All junior volunteers must register with their own email address.
Check back soon for future training program opportunities.
You must complete all onboarding steps to begin volunteering at the museum.
-Submit an online application.
-Schedule and complete an interview with the Volunteer Services Coordinator. Interviews are scheduled Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays between 3:00pm and 5:00pm. Exceptions may be made based on availability of Volunteer Services Coordinator.
- Attend Orientation Training. Orientations are scheduled every third Saturday. Attendance is mandatory in order to begin volunteering.
-All required paperwork is submitted (online or in person at Orientation).
Volunteers must be on time to all shifts and sign in and out at the front desk. If you need to cancel a volunteer shift, you must update your schedule and/or contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator 48 hours in advance. If you fail to show up for your shift three times*, you will no longer be allowed to volunteer at the museum.
If volunteers are not in proper dress code attire*, they will be asked to leave to the museum.
Cell phones* are not allowed when volunteers work in the exhibits. They must be turned on silent and stored during volunteer shifts. Volunteers are welcome to access their phones during breaks.
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.”
*Complete information on our policies will be provided after Orientation in The DoSeum Volunteer Handbook
Group and corporate volunteers are needed for special events and materials preparation. We are happy to schedule a time for you and your group to come in and volunteer. For more information please contact the Volunteer Services Coordinator at lpayne@TheDoSeum.org. Point of Contact for the group must submit an application on behalf of the group. Please reference on boarding process.
Sometimes volunteers are looking for an opportunity to use their own special skills to serve the Museum and its visitors in a unique way that we haven’t advertised. If you would like to volunteer with us, but you don’t see the type of opportunity you’re looking for, contact our Volunteer Services Coordinator at lpayne@TheDoSeum.org.