Volunteer Open House set for Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Volunteers are essential to the ongoing operation of the Children’s Museum of South Dakota. For those interested in exploring volunteer opportunities at the museum, an open house is set for Monday, Jan. 15, from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Guests will have the opportunity to explore the entire museum, including the newest exhibit spaces Connective Construction and the Maker Studio.
Opportunities to volunteer with the museum are numerous ranging from engaging with guests on the museum floor and assisting with one-time events, to being a part of the landscaping and maintenance team.
“As a non-profit organization, we rely heavily on volunteers to help keep our costs low, but volunteers bring so much more than financial support,” said Charles Stuart, group reservations coordinator and volunteer coordinator. “They become a part of our team. By helping on the museum floor or behind the scenes, they help us create more engaging and meaningful guest experiences.”
In 2017 alone, 1,647 volunteer hours were logged and 26 new volunteers joined the program. Volunteers range in age from 14 (minimum age) to 79 and have a variety of backgrounds.
More information on the museum’s volunteer program as well as a volunteer application is available at prairieplay.org/volunteer.