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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:

Join Our Home Support Team


Projects pop-up throughout the year that we need help with from people at home.  Examples of these projects include assembling kits, folding maps, or cutting materials.  We provide all the materials for these projects.  


When one of these projects pops up we will email you with the project details and deadline.  You will let us know if you’d like to complete that project.  There is no requirement to accept projects.  Once you accept a project we do require that you complete it within the provided time frame.  

Contact Kristi Reynolds ( to be added to the Home Support Team emailing list.

Acorns & Ivy Garden Party

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Acorns & Ivy Garden Party

Join us at our first big community fundraiser to support both The Children's Museum and The Ivy School. Volunteers can help with all aspects of this fun event including preparing items before the event, greeting guests, assisting with miniature golf and assuring that the spaces stay clean and inviting.

Saturday, September 7th Two shifts available: 3:30 to 6 and 6 to 8:30. 

Sign up for one or two shifts at the Garden Party or for preparing items before the event -

Since this is an adult-only event, volunteers working during the Garden Party must be 18 or over.  Volunteers interested in helping with preparation before the event may be under 18.

Contact Kristi at 541-772-9922 or for more information.


Acorns and Ivy Donations:

  • High-quality new items for the auction baskets (Themes: Spa, Home & Garden, Family Fun, Culinary, Book Nook, Best of the Rogue)

  • Beverages to serve at the event: wine, beer, cider, soda, ice teas


Interested in donating?  Contact our Development Director, Michelle Wilson (

Volunteering in the Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon

 There are several different volunteer positions available in the museum

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  • 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 various 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 and Preschool Grounds Care - Pull weeds, pick up sticks, trim plants. This position is partly seasonal - check with the volunteer coordinator on current needs.  


*Museum Program Positions require a commitment of at least 1 hour per week.  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

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  • In both the Children’s Museum and The Ivy School - we can 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
  • Bubble solution

  • Tea towels

  • Muslin fabric

  • Magnets - all sizes and types

  • Beach towels

  • Kids’ underwear (new, sizes 3T, 4T, 5T)

  • Children's backpacks - no characters

  • Wooden tree cookies of all sizes

  • Nature items like pine cones, seed pods, lichens, fleece/fur, driftwood etc.

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

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