Volunteer at CMOSC

Current Volunteering Opportunities


Opportunity Type: Train Days Special Event Staff

Date(s): Saturday, August 11th and/or Sunday, August 12th

Time Frame: 8:30am-12pm OR 12pm-4pm

Job Description: 

Train Days involves anything and everything train-related and is a whole lot of fun! The Redwood Empire Garden Railway Society will be showing off their model trains and buildings. There will be stories about trains, art projects involving trains, live music, and also rides on the Live Steamers ride-on-train.

Volunteer tasks will include:

  • directing parking lot traffic
  • supervising train-related actitivies
  • helping manage the ride-on-train
  • interacting with guests
  • general set-up/clean-up


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.

*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.


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