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Volunteer Jane Gaffney helps with a beading project during an Art Around the World class.

Our volunteers keep our organization running strong!  They are invaluable to our efforts and have truly helped to make the Children’s Museum what it is today. There are always opportunities to volunteer! Volunteering your time at the museum is both rewarding and fun! Call the Museum today (920) 929-0707 to see how you can help or email info@cmfdl.org. Thank you!

CMFDL recommends volunteers be 16 years of age; however, we will interview volunteer applicants starting at age 13.

 

Museum Keepers Program

The Museum Keepers program is a great opportunity for those with a special skill set to help out the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac!  These volunteers will work “behind the scenes” to enrich visitors’ experience by maintaining and repairing the museums facilities and exhibits.  CMFDL is looking for those with engineering, woodworking, painting (both flat & decorative), sewing, gardening and any other basic handy man or woman skills to help us create this group!

Responsibilities may include:

  • Touch up painting of exhibits and museum walls
  • Repairing broken exhibits
  • Repairing torn puppets or costumes
  • Sewing costumes for the children
  • Pulling weeds, harvesting fruits and veggies, watering the gardens
  • Hanging shelves, cabinets, curtains
  • Adding artistic and creative touches throughout with woodworking, painting, metalwork, etc.

This group meets on the 2nd & 4th Monday of each month from 12pm-2pm to perform any maintenance needed at the museum.  You may volunteer for the entire time or for as long as you are available.

Volunteer shifts for watering the gardens are from 8 AM to 11 AM and 4 PM to 5 PM.  This begins in May/June-weather permitting.

Volunteers must be over the age of 18.  All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and be willing to submit to a background check.

To become a Museum Keeper contact Cyndi Trent at (920) 929-0707 or email cyndi@cmfdl.org.


 Play Partners Program

The Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac is proud to offer new opportunities for volunteers.  With our recent Grand Reopening and the new WinnePlaygo outdoor area, the museum has never been busier!  Our new Play Partners program will serve to enrich our visitors experience by working with CMFDL staff to provide a safe and fun museum visit.

Responsibilities may include: interacting with visitors, straightening and organizing exhibit areas, cleaning, reviewing museum rules and policy and encouraging visitors to act in a way that promotes safety for themselves, others and the exhibits.

Volunteer shifts are from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm.

Currently, volunteering will be limited to adults over the age of 18.

All volunteers must complete a volunteer application and be willing to submit to a background check.

To become a Play Partner, please contact the museum at (920) 929 – 0707, or email info@cmfdl.org.

All Play Partner hours and participation will be coordinated by the Visitor Services Coordinator.

Click here to view the Volunteer Information Form.

 


Volunteer of the Year

Each year, the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac recognizes those outstanding volunteers who have given so freely of their time and talents over the past year.   The Outstanding Board Member Award recognizes those who have served on our Board of Directors and have gone above and beyond the call of duty.  The Outstanding Volunteer Award recognizes individuals in the community who have lent their talents to the museum, helping us to accomplish a specific goal.  The Outstanding Committee Member Award acknowledges those who serve on one or more of our committees, giving tirelessly of their time to ensure the committee works efficiently and effectively.

In September 2013 at our Appreciation Event we proudly recognized the following individuals for their efforts to further our mission:

  • Dr. Brenda Grass, Outstanding Board Member Award
  • Bob Kelso, Outstanding Volunteer Award
  • Alysia HopperOutstanding Committee Member Award

Congratulations to those Volunteers of the Year!  Thank you for your hard work and dedication!

If you are interested in nominating an outstanding volunteer for the Children’s Museum, please download the form below and mail to our offices at 75 W. Scott Street, Fond du Lac, WI 54935.

Click here to access the VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR NOMINATION FORM