Do you enjoy working with children? Volunteer with the Seattle Children's Museum! Our mission is to bring to life the joy of discovery for children and their families through fun, creative, hands-on exploration of the world around them. We strive to ignite children's curiosity and encourage them to become active, life-long learners. The museum offers 22,000 square feet of interactive exhibit space for children 10 months to 10 years. Be a part of the experience by helping support our education staff, maintaining the exhibits, getting creative in our imagination studio, and participating in spontaneous play with kids and families!
Stories from our volunteers:
"Today in the Metropolitan Market exhibit, a child was pretending to be a baker. I walked up to her to get some bread and she saw I had an apron on, just like hers, so she asked, "Do you work in the big museum?" I said yes, so she said, "Wow! You can have any of this bread." So I took a "bite" out of one of the loaves and then tried to put it back. She then said, "Uhhh, you have to pay for that up front. It costs more if you bite out of it."
"I was working on a project in the Dunn Lumber Construction Zone exhibit with a 5 year old girl and I asked her what pieces she would like to use to build her structure. She said, "I want to build with Seahawk colors!" as she grabbed blue and green pieces."
"Today in the Arthur's Pet Shop exhibit I met an aspiring veterinarian, she was 6. She diagnosed a broken leg for an elephant, a giraffe that was given poison, a pregnant porcupine, and crocodile who needed belly surgery. She reminded me that it was just pretend. We looked at x-rays, listed treatments, provided medicine, gave the panda a bath, and cut the penguins hair!"
"Two boys directed a play in the Theatre exhibit today. They recruited me to be the dragon and another girl to be the princess. Scene after scene, the princess escaped while I "chased" and "breathed fire" over the town. In the final scene, the two boys saved the princess!"
Check out our website for more information: http://thechildrensmuseum.org/
- General Education
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Youth Services
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training