Volunteer Opportunities

How You Can Help the Children's Museum of Sonoma County Grow?

The Children's Museum of Sonoma County has made tremendous progress so far. We need your help to make this dream come true.The most important quality we seek in our volunteers is reliability. Whether it's volunteering a couple of hours at a MUSEUM-ON-THE-GO booth event or heading up a committee, your help is greatly appreciated.



Landscape Project Manager & General Landscape Assistance

This is a wonderful way for someone with professional landscaping experience to give back to the community by helping maintain this blossoming campus!  The Children's Museum needs a dedicated volunteer project manager to oversee landscaping and landscaping systems in Mary's Garden and throughout the site.  The project manager will help recruit and direct a group of volunteers to be responsible for plantings/turf/hardscape maintenance and related equipment, chemicals, fertilizers, irrigation systems, improvements and safety.  Visit our Site Plans & Progress page http://www.cmosc.org/site_plans_progress.html to see sketches of the campus, including the enchanting Mary’s Garden, and contact Eleanor Gorman for a detailed job description (www.Eleanor@cmosc.org or 707-546-4069).


Museum-on-the-go and now ON-SITE Exhibit Play Facilitators

Join the ranks of our fabulous MUSEUM-ON-THE-GO volunteers by attending a school or community event for a couple of hours and explaining our exhibits to visitors and answering questions about the progress of the museum.  It's a great opportunity to witness the wonder and joy that children experience as they discover new ideas. It’s also a great way to become acquainted with our wonderful community of volunteers and receive up-to-date progress reports on the museum. 

 

And… now you can volunteer at the Museum, too!!  Sign up now to learn how you can start volunteering as an exhibit play facilitator for special events this winter and also after the Museum opens this spring.

 


Donation Seekers
We are looking for keen individuals to help us obtain donations from businesses in Sonoma, Marin, and Napa Counties. These could be for exhibit items, raffles, drawings, etc.



Promotion/Communications Support
We are looking for people with experience in promotions/communications to help with various aspects of promoting our Museum on the Go program. This includes things such as: media work; passing out promotional material such as posters, emails, and brochures; outreach to teachers and leaders of other groups.



Host a 'Evening of Discovery' Event:
Invite people you think are excited about the Children's Museum of Sonoma County. One or two board members will show up and make a spiffy presentation about the Children's Museum of Sonoma County.
You could suggest that your guests make a donation to the Children's Museum of Sonoma County, but the main purpose is to spread the word about our plans.



Send us a letter of support from yourself or your organization.
We are also collecting quotes of support to include in our Strategic Plan; please send us a sentence or a paragraph about why YOU think Sonoma needs the Children's Museum of Sonoma County.



Send us photos of happy kids at the MOG
Ages 0-12 that represent a range of ethnicity (electronic photos are best).  We may use them for our web site, promotional material and exhibits, so please ensure there is parental consent to use the photos.

Spread the word about the Children's Museum of Sonoma County!



Tell your friends to check out the web site and sign up for our email list, include a blurb on the Children's Museum of Sonoma County in a newsletter you are affiliated with - anything to let folks know what we are up to!



Send us names (and contact info for) people with whom you think we need to talk to move the Children's Museum of Sonoma County forward.



Please consider joining the team of committed volunteers and board members who are making it happen. Get in on the ground floor of creating something important for our children and future generations of children .
Contact Eleanor if you're interested.


INTERESTED?  Please contact Anya
or call 707-546-4069.




Bernice Callahan
Theresa Giacomino
Collette Michaud
Alexa Eurich
Jeff Rydman
at Easter Egg Hunt Event




"Nothing we do for children is wasted.  They seem not to notice us, hovering, averting our eyes, and they seldom offer thanks, but what we do for them is never wasted."
--Garrison Keillor