We are excited to invite new volunteers, 18 years of age and older, to join the TCMU family! We have several ongoing needs at the Museum and look forward to the unique experiences you will bring to our organization. In order to provide you with adequate information and training and also to be considerate of your time, we have specifically scheduled times of the year in which volunteers may attend info sessions, interview and become oriented volunteers. All Volunteer Onboarding dates are listed below.
In order to volunteer, applicants must:
- Fill out the online Interest Application by clicking “Apply Now” below. Your application will be kept on file and you will be contacted closer to a scheduled information session (see dates below) to learn more about the needs of the museum and available volunteer opportunities.
- After attending the info session, if the applicant is interested in moving forward, they will sign up for an interview time to meet with staff and review additional paperwork which includes emergency contacts, medical and media waivers and character references. Interviews typically last 15-30 minutes.
-Interviews will need to take place Tuesday-Saturday 9am-5pm
- Applicants 18 years of age and older must successfully complete a criminal background check ($8 cost to the volunteer).
- Finally, if volunteer placement is determined a good fit for both parties and all reference and background checks are complete, the applicant will need to attend a scheduled orientation, see dates below.
*Please note: Applicants 18 years of age and older must successfully complete online child protection training prior to their first shift.
Volunteer Onboarding Sessions
Volunteer Information Session: October 3; 5:30pm
Volunteer Interviews Open: October 7-21
Volunteer Orientation: October 24; 5:30pm
Volunteer Information Session: January 24; 5:30pm
Volunteer Interviews Open: January 25-February 10
Volunteer Orientation: February 19; 5:30pm
Volunteer Information Session: May 7; 5:30pm
Volunteer Interviews Open: May 5-19
Volunteer Orientation: May 21; 5:30pm
*Dates are subject to change
*Additional info sessions and orientations may be scheduled during museum business hours
Types of Shifts Available to Ongoing Volunteers:
Other monthly programming, project and special event opportunities are available on an as-needed basis; office work and data entry is needed from time to time and volunteers are scheduled as needed.
Our ongoing volunteers are encouraged to volunteer for holiday and summer camps as well. It is an additional application to determine interest and availability. Information will be sent to all volunteers on the requirements and how to apply.
- Fall Break Camp
- Winter Break Camp
- Spring Break Camp
- Summer Camps
Spark!Lab is a hands-on experience where guests can tinker, explore, create and invent. Children and families learn about the history and process of invention through rotating activities in Spark!Lab. Learn more about volunteer opportunities in Spark!Lab here.