Volunteer

Help children discover the power of play by volunteering with the Lincoln Children's Museum. Reliable and dependable adult volunteers are always needed to help with camps, workshops, overnights, daily tasks, and special events. Volunteers are required to commit to at least a one-hour shift. Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00-5:00 p.m. with opportunities outside of normal businesses for events and projects.

Anyone 17 or 18 must have their background check form notarized and signed by a parent or guardian.

Please bring an I.D. when you to drop off your application.

Volunteer FAQs:

How long does the application process take?
Once we get your application, we will submit your DHHS form for a background check. Those usually take 7-9 business days to get back. Once your background check is approved, orientation will be scheduled.

What are the volunteering hours?
We have volunteering availability during our normal business hours:

Sun: 1 pm - 5 pm
Mon: Closed*
Tues-Sat: 9:30 am – 5 pm

We also have events outside of museum hours.
*Mondays, when we are closed (during the LPS school year) we often have camps, cleaning days or other projects.

How many hours can I volunteer in a week?
​Volunteers sign-up for their own hours. Sign up is first-come, first-serve so sign up early to get the dates, times and tasks that suit your schedule best.

What types of tasks do volunteers do at the Lincoln Children’s Museum?
There are many opportunities for volunteers. We like our volunteers to let us know where they think that they would be the most helpful. Whether it’s helping in the administrative office, mending costumes, cleaning, helping with special events and camps, prep work for camps or assisting with our mascot, Twinkle! There is so much to do here and we couldn’t do it all without the help of our volunteers.

    Popular tasks:

    • Painting faces
    • Helping with daily programming
    • Helping in the Artist’s Studio
    • Helping to keep the museum tidy
    • Helping with exhibit maintenance
    • Mending costumes
    • Helping the administrative staff – filing, sorting, mail…etc.
    • Assisting with prep work for our camps
    • Assisting with camps (ages 4-11)
    • Special event assistance
    • Cleaning projects
    • and more!

Questions:
Email: volunteers@lincolnchildrensmuseum.org 
Phone: (402) 477-4000

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