Volunteer – It’s How the Work Gets Done!
Email Karla for information about volunteering at the KidZone Museum.
The KidZone Museum has a strong tradition of embracing volunteer service. We could not offer many of the activities and the level of satisfaction that we do without our volunteers. We have many volunteer opportunities waiting just for you!
The Board of Directors of the KidZone Museum is also a committed group of volunteers. Representatives of this group are parents, attorneys, child development specialists and nonprofit professionals. Tenure on the Board has tended to be long, with some members remaining involved for many years – which demonstrates the level of commitment. We also strongly rely on our committed group of donors as well as our grant sources to be able to keep the doors open and to fund the projects that help our children explore, discover and learn.
Exhibits Committee volunteers are grandparents, parents and community members who create and build custom exhibits unique to KidZone Museum. The hand crafted exhibits are filled with play that helps a child’s social, physical, cognitive and creative development. This committee always has room for people interested in keeping the play for our children engaging and creative.
Planning Committee volunteers network with municipalities, help with administration needs and get us ready to campaign for a permanent building! Contact Chair Kim Yamauchi .
Fundraising Committee volunteers are a social group who engage people in the community in our work. Committee members plan our museum tours that showcase our work, and plan and host our annual fundraising breakfast or lunch in November. We welcome anyone who wants to help strengthen the museum’s financial stability so we can grow our programs, exhibits and staffing.
Gardener: We need someone who loves to garden and create learning areas in our garden for children such as composting, a bee and butterfly flower bed and all sort of fun learning opportunities. We need someone (or two folks) all summer long and you can create your own schedule.
Scientist, Engineers, Early Learning Teachers, Artists are always in demand at the museum to help us with special learning initiatives. We can not fill all the expertise we need within our small staff so we welcome experts in our community to share their knowledge with children and make the museum a strong learning experience.
Teen Board– Be a teen buddy for a special needs child, or help us make exhibits. This board does it all. This committee is open to high school students who want to gain service learning credits and leadership experience and complete comprehensive impactful service for the families in our community.
Events: We need volunteer face painters, activity host and greeters for our Family Farm Festival, Airshow & Family Festival, Daddy & Me Night’s.If you are interested in volunteering once in a while, inquire at the museum.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
HELP IN THE GARDEN
Volunteers are needed for garden sprucing in the Outdoor Play Area.
Dates: Tuesday – Sunday
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Location: KidZone Museum
TRUCKEE TAHOE AIR SHOW AND FAMILY FESTIVAL
Volunteers are needed to set up, help at different stations throughout the day (games, crafts, bounce houses, retail sales, face painting), and clean up after event.
Date: July 14
Time: 9 a.m – 5 p.m.
Location: Truckee Tahoe Airport
With so many little hands in the Museum, we always need help to disinfect. If you have time to spare in your day, we would love to have your help!
Time: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.