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MUSEUM VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

Volunteers are essentials to the success of the Museum!

A wide range of volunteer opportunities is available. We welcome people of all ages with a variety of skills and backgrounds. We ask that all volunteer candidates are able to commit to a significant length of time, whether that be weekly or monthly and/or be available for special events and periodic needs.

Fill out our Volunteer application, or check out our Teen program, and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch!

Teen Museum Volunteer Program, Children's Museum

TEEN MUSEUM VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

We offer year-round volunteer opportunities for teens who want to develop new skills, meet new people, earn service hours for graduation, contribute to the community, and have a lot of fun.

Whether on weekends or school breaks, Teen MVPs play and guide guests around the exhibit floor, help with our daily programs, assist staff with cleaning and other tasks, and much more!

Fill out our Volunteer application and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch! If you're interested in our summer program, fill out the Museum Apprentice Program Application and send it in!

We’re looking for students who are:

  • Eager and willing to learn, participate, and contribute
  • Open and excited to work alongside people of different backgrounds, cultures, and personalities
  • Interested in community development and civic engagement
  • Curious, inquisitive, and creative
  • Proactive, passionate, and hardworking

Requirements

  • Minimum age: 14
  • Those 18 and over must submit to a criminal background check.  Under 18 must supply a letter of recommendation
  • Commit to at least 4 hours each month
  • Attend an orientation session (we will send you an invite with available dates)

Expectations For Parents

  • Parents and children are partners in keeping the commitments to this program
  • Parents will ensure that their children report to events and all project meetings on time
  • Parents will maintain open lines of communication with program coordinators
  • Parents are not expected to attend orientation but are invited

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES:

We offer year-round volunteer opportunities and have plenty of ways to play throughout the school year.

Whether on weekends or school and holiday breaks, our volunteers have the opportunity to play with our guests and help provide an amazing Museum experience. Whether you're on the exhibit floor, helping with our daily programs, or assisting with a Museum special event, you're a valued member of the Museum team!

Museum Apprentice Program

Teen MVPs in the Museum Apprentice Program work with Museum professionals and other volunteers to help Children’s Museum of Atlanta to fulfil its mission.  Each day, Teen MVPs help lead classes, get a chance to play with kids on the Museum floor, learn how to develop curriculum for informal learning, and help with a variety of other roles within the building.  Each apprentice will receive mentorship from our Museum team and will be encouraged to create his or her own program material or project by the end of the summer.   

In this program, we hope each Teen MVP has a fun and meaningful experience while developing life, leadership, and career-readiness skills, and a sense of lifetime learning and service.

To apply, fill out the APPLICATION and send it to our Volunteer Coordinator.

Trick-or-Treat at the Museum

Come in costume and help us hand out candy!

More details coming soon!!

In addition to regular programming, the Museum hosts special events throughout the year.  If you are not able to commit to regular volunteer hours, or you have a group that is interested in helping, please email volunteers@childrensmuseumatlanta.org for more information.

NYE Bubble Bash

We're counting down at noon! Bring on 2019!

More details coming soon!!

In addition to regular programming, the Museum hosts special events throughout the year.  If you are not able to commit to regular volunteer hours, or you have a group that is interested in helping, please email volunteers@childrensmuseumatlanta.org for more information.

Any questions regarding this program or the application process should be directed to Lyle Davis, Volunteer Coordinator, at 404-420-9193 or volunteers@childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

CMA YOUNG PROFESSIONALS

Through volunteering, fundraising, and professional networking, CMA Young Professionals support the work of the Museum and make a significant and important difference in the lives of young children in our community.

Committee activities include volunteering with Museum programming and events, working with underserved children at the Museum, growing the Museum’s donor base, raising vital funds to support Museum programs, exhibits, and outreach efforts, and increasing the Young Professional membership base. Throughout the year, the Museum provides the group with a variety of avenues for professional development, including networking events.

Any questions regarding the Young Professionals program should be directed to Lyle Davis, Volunteer Coordinator, at 404-420-9193 or volunteers@childrensmuseumatlanta.org.

Young Professionals (YP) Benefits

  • Meet and network with other Atlanta professionals
  • Gain new skills through leadership and committee roles
  • Interface with community leaders on the Museum’s Board of Directors
  • Volunteer at Museum events and work directly with the Museum’s target audience of young children
  • Make a difference in the lives of low-income and at-risk children through participation with the Museum’s outreach programs
  • Members receive a discount on tickets to the Museum’s fun and fabulous annual fundraising event, Amuse’um

CMA Young Professional Requirements

  • Commit to 10 volunteer hours every 3 months (40 hours/year)
  • Attend bi-monthly member meetings
  • Play an active role in shaping group goals
  • Represent CMA in the greater community as ambassadors of our organization