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The Children's Museum of Southern Oregon Volunteer


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:

Heart of the Rogue Festival

The Children's Museum of Southern Oregon Heart of the Rogue Festival

Save the date for this fun festival in downtown Medford.  The Children’s Museum will be hosting the Kid Zone with many fun activities for kids and their families.  Join us in celebrating life in the Rogue Valley.

Friday - October 13th, 2 PM to 7:30 PM

Saturday - October 14th, 10 AM to 6 PM

To sign-up, click here.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome but anyone under 16 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

The Children's Museum of Southern Oregon
  • 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.

  • Museum Program Assistant - Aid the Program Instructor with all aspects of the program including set-up, delivery and clean-up.  Must be available at the times of the programs.

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

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.

School projects, internships or practicums

The Children's Museum of Southern Oregon

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
  • Corks

  • Small boxes

  • Old CDs / DVDs

  • Cupcake liners

  • Rolling pins

  • Socks - adult and child sizes (new preferred)

  • Beach towels

  • Children's backpacks - no characters

  • Wooden tree cookies

  • Driftwood

  • Pine cones

  • Decorative rocks - all sizes

  • Florist moss


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

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