The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Engage young guests with ready-made, fun, hands-on activities and support the daily operation of this early childhood exhibit space. This opportunity is suitable for any eligible-aged volunteer seeking any length of volunteering time, starting at three months to indefinitely.
Support children’s learning through play
Lead hands-on science, math, art, engineering, and literacy activities
Provide excellent customer service
Assist with the daily upkeep of the exhibit space
Experience working with young children
Friendly, pleasant demeanor
At ease with people of all ages
Ability to stand for periods of time up to one hour
Ability to work with children at their eye level (i.e., ability to get onto floor and get up again)
Training: Provided by Kids Room staff
Schedule: 4-hour shifts are available Monday-Sunday. Volunteers must be able to commit to one 4-hour shift two times a month for at least 3 months, but a willingness to volunteer for additional hours is always welcome!
Please visit marylandsciencecenter.org for more information and an application form. All volunteers must submit an application, and volunteer appointments are by interview only. All applicants (over the age of 18) must complete a background check and orientation session, prior to volunteering.