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Kristi Reynolds

Volunteer Coordinator


We offer opportunities for individuals to support our staff and help create a wonderful experience for our visiting families.

Your time and talent provide valuable support to children and families in our community!

Here are some current volunteer opportunities:

Spring Clean-up

April 1st - 10 AM to 12 Noon

White Hyacinth in Purple Bucket

Join us to spruce up the preschool space over spring break.  We’ll clean the different play areas and plant a few seeds and flowers.  


April 1st - 10 AM to 12 Noon

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Volunteers of all ages are welcome but anyone under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.  Under 18 requires guardian's permission. Drinks, snacks and community service forms provided.  For questions contact Kristi at 541-772-9922 or

Interested in volunteering in the Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon?

 There are several different volunteer positions available in the museum


  • Museum Floor Pop-Up Programmer -  Interact with guests and present interactive items like animal furs, musical instruments or building blocks.

  • Museum Floor Program Instructor - Present a program on a regular schedule.  We can provide the program or we can work with you to develop one that is all your own.  This could be dance, science, imagination, storytelling - the sky’s the limit.

  • Makery Space Support - Assist the Makery Educator with all aspects of the Makery including interacting with guests and resetting tables.

  • Museum Detail Cleaner - Get into all the nooks and crannies of exhibits to assure that they are clean and sanitized.  

  • Clay Studio Support - Assist the Educators with all aspects of the Clay Studio including interacting with guests, helping with clay materials and cleaning the space.   


Museum positions require a commitment of at least 1 hour per week for 3 months.  There is a required training session before volunteering in the museum.  This training session takes about 1 hour (some may be able to be completed from home). 


Museum volunteer positions are open to anyone 14 years or older (dependent on the position).  Under 18 requires permission from a guardian.  For volunteers under 16, a guardian must also attend the training session. Community service certificates are available for all volunteer hours.

If you are interested in volunteering in the museum contact Outreach Coordinator Kristi Reynolds at or 541-772-9922.

Translators Wanted


Do you know a language other than English or Spanish?  Help expand the accessibility of the museum and the preschool by translating signs and documents.  Any language is welcome. This is a continuous need.  Some work will need to be completed at the museum but most work can be completed in the comfort of your own home.  If you are interested in helping with this on-going need and want to be added to our translator list please contact or 541-772-9922.

Museum Translation Project:


There is a large translation project that we need help getting started - document all the exhibits and signs in the museum with photographs and translate them into as many languages as possible. All the pictures and translations will be added to a binder that visitors can borrow to help with their museum experience. The Children's Museum will supply all the materials needed.  It would require trips to the museum to take pictures of the exhibits and signs as well as creating electronic files and a master binder. We can provide community service hours and are also willing to work with your teachers to provide class credit. Please let me know if you are interested in taking on this project. Contact or 541-772-9922.  

Plant Database Researcher

Herb Plants

Along with the wonderful play spaces, the new outdoor areas will be full of gardens.  Help compile information about all these new plants.  Work on your own time schedule.  Some work will need to be completed at the museum but most work can be completed in the comfort of your own home.  Contact or 541-772-9922.

School projects, internships or practicums


In both the Children’s Museum and The Ivy School - we are able to host students for high school and college practicum hours, internships or projects.  Each project is approved on a case by case basis.  If you have a project proposal or need practicum hours then contact Kristi Reynolds at

For any opportunities, inquiries or questions contact Volunteer Coordinator Kristi Reynolds at or 541-772-9922.

Want to help but can’t volunteer?  Here is a list of needed donations:

Yellow Backpack
  • Flower bouquets 

  • Egg cartons

  • Wildflower seeds, pea seeds

  • Artificial flowers

  • Herb starts, flower starts

  • Tissue boxes

  • Old CDs

  • Cardboard rolls of all sizes including paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls

  • Children's backpacks - no characters


To arrange for donation drop-offs or pick-ups contact Kristi at or 541-772-9922.






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