Volunteer at CMOSC

Current Volunteering Opportunities


Ongoing Volunteer 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.

*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!


Volunteer Spotlight

Meet Nancy Nelle

Nancy is one of our VERY first volunteers! She was at the groundbreaking event and drove all the way from Sacramento to attend. In Feb. of 2015, Nancy started “Musical Moments” - the weekly music and movement program at CMOSC. Four years later it is still going strong and delights guests each week. To this day, Nancy volunteers her time EVERY Thursday and puts on “Musical Moments” for our guests. Nancy has volunteered OVER 400 HOURS!!

Where did you grow up? I was born in Marin County, but I grew up mostly in Sacramento. I enjoyed lots of singing in school choirs and at camps. If only my choir teachers could see me now and realize what an influence they had on my life. What is something people may not know about you? I play ukulele in a large group called The Ukulelians. We played at the Sonoma County Fair last summer and I sang a solo during this performance. What do you love about volunteering at CMOSC? Volunteering at the Children’s Museum of Sonoma County is such fun not only because of the wonderful families that support the music program, but also because of the friendly and helpful museum staff. Thanks to everyone!

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