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Contact

Kristi Reynolds

Volunteer Coordinator

 kristi@tcmso.org

541-772-9922

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:
POLAR EXPRESS is BACK!!!!!

This very popular and fun holiday event requires LOTS of volunteers - wonderful magical heroes.  There are several different ways in which you can volunteer.

To sign up visit https://forms.gle/GQ4PhWk9ME6V3wfDA

  • Before the Big Event - Prep materials.  Some of these tasks can be done in the comfort of your own home while others can be done at the Children's Museum.

  • Saturday, December 17 - Help decorate for the celebration.  Inside we'll be transforming the museum, preschool and annex into a magical holiday experience.  Outside, we’ll be putting up inflatables, trees and other decorations to create a winter wonderland on the school grounds. 

  • Sunday, December 18 - Join in the fun while working one of the many activity stations including snowball target practice, gingerbread men decorating, Whoville hair salon, cookie decorating and more.  All volunteers for the Polar Express event are required to attend a short training - Time TBD.

  • Monday, December 19 - Assist with the breakdown. Turn the Polar Express back into The Children's Museum.

Volunteers must be 14 or older.  Volunteers under 18 require guardian permission.  

 

All volunteers will receive 1/2 off admission cost to the Polar Express for everyone in their household.  Snacks and drinks will be provided for all volunteers working at the Children's Museum.  Community service certificates are available.  

Contact Kristi at  kristi@kid-time.org or 541-772-9922 for inquiries and questions.

To sign up visit https://forms.gle/GQ4PhWk9ME6V3wfDA

Spring Bulb Planting and Rose Trimming

January 7th - 10 AM to 2 PM

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Join us for the most popular volunteer work party of the year.  We trim all the roses back and plant daffodil and tulip bulbs; laying down the groundwork for beautiful spring flower displays.

    January 7th - 10 AM to 2 PM

    To sign up visit https://forms.gle/FRDtu7eaDE5VuZGM7


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.  Want to help with this fun event but can’t come?  We need lots and lots of flower bulbs, 3 bulb planters, trimmers and small spade shovels. Contact Kristi at 541-772-9922 or Kristi@tcmso.org with questions.

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

There are 3 volunteer positions available in the museum

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

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.  

Both of these 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 session takes about 1 hour. 

 

Museum volunteer positions are open to anyone 14 years or older.  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 kristi@tcmso.org or 541-772-9922.

Translators Wanted

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Do you know a language other than English?  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.  Contact Kristi@tcmso.org 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 kristi@tcmso.org or 541-772-9922.

School projects, internships or practicums

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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 kristi@tcmso.org.


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

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

Flower Bulb
  • Pine cones - all different types

  • Pieces of fabric or felt

  • Tissue boxes

  • Old DVDs or CDs

  • Bubble wrap

  • Corks

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

  • Children’s pants, size 4T or 5T (new or gently used)

  • New children’s underwear, size 4T or 5T 

  • Children’s knit gloves

  • daffodil and tulip bulbs 

 

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


If you no longer wish to receive volunteer emails from The Oregon Center for Creative Arts  please email me at kristi@tcmso.org.  We will miss you but understand that needs, wants, and life changes.

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