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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Make a difference.

Volunteering at the Duluth Children’s Museum is a priceless investment.

You can be a part of the growth and learning that take place when children and families interact through play. Join in the fun and help make an impact that will last a lifetime!


Schedule: Flexible, minimum commitment of 40 hours between May 2 and September 1. 


From May 2nd through September 1st, travel back in time with the Duluth Children's Museum to when dinosaurs ruled the planet. Dinosaurs Unearthed is a brand new, jaw-dropping exhibit that looks at what we know about dinosaurs based on recent science. This 1,500 square foot prehistoric experience showcases real and replica fossil, plus life-size, life-like animatronic dinosaurs. The museum needs volunteers to join DINO CORPS, a group of enthusiastic people willing to enrich the museum guest experience!


The Duluth Children's Museum seeks volunteers for its DINO CORPS to lead tours through this prehistoric experience, run hands-on activity stations, and to help answer museum guests' questions about the exhibit. 


DINO CORPS will guide tours through the exhibit and share their knowledge about Dinosaurs Unearthed with museum guests and visitors.


  • Comfortable speaking to groups of people.
  • Ability to work in a team setting or independently with limited supervision.
  • Interest in dinosaurs, paleontology, geology, and the natural history of the earth.
  • Enthusiasm for learning and sharing scientific knowledge with others.
  • Interest in community education.

Knowledge, Skills, and Experience you can gain:

  • Knowledge about dinosaurs and new and exciting skills about feathered fossils.
  • Experience with public speaking and interacting with community members of all ages.


This position is extremely flexible. Volunteers are asked to commit a minimum of 40 hours between May and August. Volunteers will be given training about the exhibit and additional hands-on activities.


For your dedication and commitment to this program, each volunteer will receive a Duluth Children's Museum T-shirt and an invitation to our Volunteer Appreciation Party. After volunteering 40 hours you will receive 2 passes to the museum and 1 additional pass for every extra 20 hours you volunteer.

For more information, please contact: 

    Volunteer Coordinator: Aaron Slonecker  

     Phone: 218.733.7543   Email: volunteer@duluthchildrensmuseum.org



Options Galore

Choose the volunteer area that matches your interest! There are many areas that fit a broad range of talents and abilities.

  • Administrative: organizing, mailings, entering data
  • Collections: inventory, photocopying, record keeping, choosing objects for display
  • Exhibits: cleaning, exhibit building, exhibit assembly and takedown, gallery maintenance
  • Memberships: mailings, data entry, clerical support
  • Programs and Education: visitor interaction, gallery supervision, program assistance and implementation, birthday party assistance
  • Retail and Reception: working in the gift shop, answering phone, greeting guests
  • Technology: computer maintenance, network maintenance, website updating


You’re Just a Few Steps Away….

…from a great volunteer experience! If you are interested in volunteering at the Duluth Children’s Museum, here’s what you need to do:

  • Print off the adult volunteer application
  • Print off the youth volunteer application
  • Complete the application and drop it off at the Duluth Children’s Museum gift shop, mail or email it to us
  • Submit your informed consent form along with a $5 processing fee for the criminal background check
  • Interview: You will be contacted by the Duluth Children’s Volunteer Coordinator to set up a time for a short interview
  • Orientation and scheduling: If accepted, you will be required to attend an orientation session and agree upon a volunteering schedule.
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Downloadable Forms:

Adult Volunteer Application (pdf)
Youth Volunteer Application (pdf)

Please complete the application form and return to the Duluth Children’s Museum or email to