Children’s Museum

dcm_logoWe encourage our members to volunteer at  DuPage Children’s Museum where learning comes into play!

The Museum relies heavily on volunteer support and promotes an educational mission that we embrace. Their creative activities are multi-sensory, allow exploration at appropriate age and developmental levels, are interdisciplinary, inclusive and accessible to all and are directed by the child. It is a fun, safe and educational place for children and their caregivers.

Please contact the Coordinator of Volunteers for more information and/or for a free tour of the museum. 630 637-8000 ext. 4680 or jgreenlaw@dupagechildrensmuseum.org.

There are a great variety of available volunteer opportunities with flexible schedules: volunteering with the children, behind the scenes, one-time opportunities, short-term or longer term opportunities.

DonnaPlayingWithBubblesExhibit Facilitators are needed especially weekdays to interact with the children and their caregivers in the exciting exhibit areas and to encourage learning through play. Greeters welcome visitors and provide information and maps. Art Studio volunteers work with staff to provide simple creative art programs. Administrative volunteers enter data and do general clerical projects. Hospitality volunteers help with volunteer and staff parties and some special events. Facilities volunteers help maintain the building and /or help staff build and repair exhibits. Volunteers with special skills such as photography, graphic design, sewing, storytelling, guitar playing and singing with young children are also needed.

RECYCLABLES: Donations of wood are always needed to provide educational experiences for children in the Construction House.  Please drop off wood outside the load dock area. Other recyclable donations are accepted on a bi-monthly basis via drop-offs in the museum lobby.

For a comprehensive list of items needed on each date please call 630-637-8000 ext. 6660 or email happyscraps@dupagechildrensmuseum.org.