The Hands On Children's Museum offers:

  • Volunteer positions for a variety of ages, interests and skill levels

  • Opportunities to apply for job openings

  • Opportunities for individuals, groups and school classes

  • Special project opportunities

  • School credit for community service

  • Formal internships for both high school and college students

  • Teen Volunteer Program for youth ages 13 and above

 Fun Ways to Donate Your Time

Volunteering is a great way to learn more about the Museum and get an inside track for future employment! The Museum has a wide range of volunteer positions available. We are currently recruiting for regular volunteer staff for the following positions: 

  • Activity Assistant

  • Art Studio Volunteer

  • Day Camp Teen Assistant

  • Museum Program Assistant

  • Office/Clerical Volunteer

  • Prep Volunteer

  • Preschool Assistant

  • Special Event Volunteer

  • Special Skills Volunteers: Face Painters, Musicians, Clowns, etc.

  • Student Internships in Development, Public Relations, Marketing, Education, etc.

  • Summer Camp Volunteers

  • Workshop/Field Trip Assistant


How to Get Started!

To apply to become a Hands On Children's Museum Volunteer, visit our web page to find current needs and our volunteer application form.  Completed forms can be brought to the museum or mailed to:


Attn: Volunteers

Hands On Children's Museum

414 Jefferson St. NE

Olympia, WA 98501


Once your application is received and processed you will be contacted by the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss your interest in volunteering and to set up an interview as required.

Please remember that volunteer placement is a selective process and not all applicants may be accepted into the program. The Museum reserves the right to place volunteers in the area staff feels is best suited to the applicant's skills and theneeds of the Musuem.

To learn more about volunteering, contact the Museum at (360) 956-0818 ext 113 or email