Custodian / Maintenance Volunteer


Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


311 Main StreetUtica, NY 13501


The Utica Children’s Museum is operating in near start-up mode and is in the process of being transformed into a hands-on, interactive destination that will impact more than 100,000 visitors over the next five years.

We are seeking 1 or 2 volunteer custodians to help our small staff keep the Museum clean for the children and their families.


Support custodial duties of the Museum on a daily basis including but not limited to:
* Cleaning all public areas on a daily basis including elevators.
* Removing garbage and other rubbish from exhibit areas and restrooms on a daily basis.
* Assemble and move office furniture, file cabinets or exhibits as needed.
* Properly clean up and dispose of any bodily fluids as necessary according to OSHA standards.

* Clear entrances from snow and spread ice melt as necessary during winter season to provide safety.
* Tracking and requesting for cleaning supplies as needed.
* Other tasks as deemed necessary by the Executive Director and Visitor Services.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

Student, High School Graduate, or GED equivalent
Prior custodial experience a plus
Ability to work around children
Ability to work flexible hours, sitting, lifting 50 pounds

Must be passionate about children’s museums.

We seek someone that can commit 5 to 10 hours a week for no less than four months.


  • Carpentry
  • Facilities Management
  • Janitorial Maintenance
  • Home Repair

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • nice if you could commit to 5-10 hours a week
  • if you have a truck, every now and then you could help with errands
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