Volunteer

Do these traits describe you?

  • A willingness to learn
  • Dependability, initiative, and flexibility
  • A positive attitude
  • A dedication to The DoSeum’s mission and vision

If so, consider volunteering at The DoSeum!

Benefits of Volunteering
  • Academic or community credit
  • Gain work experience and develop personal and professional skills as you build your resume
  • Rewarding opportunity to work with children, share your talents, and learn new skills
  • Meet new people and gain leadership skills
  • 10% discount at the The DoSeum Store
  • Learn child development theories and techniques
  • Invitations to volunteer recognition events

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION PROCESS

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.

JUNIOR VOLUNTEERS

  • 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.

POLICIES

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

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.

SPECIALTY

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.

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