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!
Gallery Attendant • Exhibit Maintenance • Education Programs • Materials Preparation • Special Events • Birthday Parties
We offer several different ways to volunteer with us:
Junior Doers 11- 13 years old
Teen Doers 14- 17 years old
Specialty Youth Program: Discovery by DOing
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 FOR YOUR CHILD, CREATE THE ACCOUNT UNDER THEIR NAME AND EMAIL)
If you are only looking for a One-Time Service Opportunity for individual youth or adult, please register for an event here.
One-Time Service Events include:
To become a General Volunteer at The DoSeum, please:
*Steps 1-3 must be completed prior to acceptance into volunteer program and attending Orientation
*New Volunteer Orientations are held on the third Saturday of each 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.