Volunteer at CMOSC

Current Volunteering Opportunities

Opportunity Type: Museum Docent

Date(s): Any Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun

Time Frame: Morning shift: 10am-1pm OR Afternoon shift: 1pm-4pm OR a time frame mutually agreed upon

Job Description: The primary duties of this role include interacting with guests on the Museum floor, enforcing rules and policies, answering basic questions posed by guests, explaining the science behind exhibits, assisting guests in the art studio, assisting Playologists with programming when needed, and helping to ensure that guests are enjoying their visit to the Museum.

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Opportunity Type: Summer Camp Counselor

Date(s): 1-2 weeks over the summer (flexible scheduling)

Time Frame: 9am-3pm

Job Description: The Children’s Museum is looking for responsible, reliable, and energetic volunteers to be a part of our Summer Wonder Camps which run from June 11th until August 10th. This is a great opportunity to get hands-on experience assisting and mentoring children ages 5-8 in a classroom setting.

Daily tasks and expectations:

  • Support camp teachers with activity-prep, clean-up, classroom management, and other general tasks.
  • Interact with children ages 5-8 and get them excited about what they are learning.
  • Work indoors and outdoors.
  • Commit to a regular shift for at least two weeks during the summer.
  • Be prompt and reliable when reporting for shifts.
  • Wear an apron and name badge (provided by the museum) to identify yourself.
  • Wear appropriate clothing and shoes.

We are looking for volunteers to help from 9am until 3pm during one or more of the following weeks:

  • June 11th-June 15th
  • June 18th-June 22nd
  • June 25th-June 29th
  • July 2nd-July 6th
  • July 9th-July 13th
  • July 16th-July 20th
  • July 23rd-July 27th
  • July 30th-August 3rd
  • August 6th-August 10th

Please click here for more information about our camp programs.

*Youth Volunteers under the age of 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
**Volunteers who will be working with children are subject to a background check at Museum's expense.

Group Volunteering Opportunities

The Children's Museum welcomes the help of groups looking to make a difference together. Tasks range from general maintenance, to site clean-up, to special events, to helping install exhibits. Please email abby@cmosc.org for more information about upcoming needs at the Museum.

Potential Physical Requirements of Volunteers

  • Ability to lift at least 30 pounds
  • Comfortable being indoors and outdoors for extended periods of time
  • Ability to stand or sit for long periods of time
  • Ability to bend and kneel easily
  • Ability to make eye contact and smile – repeatedly

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County!


Meet Sandra
CMOSC Volunteer of the Quarter!

Sandra joined CMOSC's volunteer team in June of 2017 and since then she has contributed 150+ hours of her time as a volunteer. She has helped out at almost all of our major special events including Snow Days and Time to Wonder and continually helps the back office staff with administrative tasks. Sandra also loves volunteering on the Museum floor as a docent. She loves to connect with fellow grandparents visiting the Museum and loves to see the delight and innocence among children who play in the Museum. Sandra is the type of volunteer who is always willing to help and she often goes above and beyond the duties she is assigned. She is a wonderful addition to the CMOSC family.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please email abby@cmosc.org, or call (707) 546-4069 x 109 for more information.