Make a Difference!

Volunteers are essential to our museum team.

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota relies on volunteer support to create a welcoming, exciting and engaging environment where children and adults learn through play.

Our volunteers help us inspire children to learn and grow by providing high-quality learning experiences that last a lifetime.

Volunteer Qualifications

  • Must be 14 years of age or older
  • Must commit to volunteering at least 20 hours in a 12 month period
  • Submit a completed application form to the Volunteer Coordinator
  • Attend a volunteer orientation
  • Agree to and pass a background check (if above 18 years of age)

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Museum Floor: interacting with guests and keeping our exhibits clean and tidy
  • Programming: helping with classes, programs, and birthday parties
  • Cafe Coteau: clearing tables and washing dishes
  • Landscaping: keeping our outdoors looking nice
  • Special Events: hands-on activities during our special events


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If you are 14 or older and love to learn, play, imagine, and have fun, then we are looking for you!

Questions? Contact us at 605-692-6700 ext.238 or via email.

why i volunteer

My favorite thing about volunteering at the Children’s Museum of South Dakota is watching the joy and awe on the children’s faces as they experience all the exhibits."