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Volunteer Opportunities
Lincoln Children's Museum is always seeking reliable and dependable adult volunteers to help with camps, workshops, overnights and special events. Help children discover the power of play by volunteering with the Lincoln Children's Museum. Museum volunteers are required to commit to at least a two-hour shift. Volunteer opportunities are available Tuesday through Saturday from 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. and Sundays from 12:30-5:15 p.m. Volunteers are also needed on Thursday nights from 4:45-7:45 p.m.

Anyone 17 or 18 must have a parent or guardian sign and notarize their background check form.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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:















We also have events outside of museum hours. For example, on Mondays when we are closed (during the LPS school year) we often have camps, cleaning days or other projects.
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.
Some popular tasks:

    • Helping to keep our museum tidy
    • Painting faces
    • Helping with Brain Food activities
    • Helping in the Artist’s Studio
    • Helping with exhibit maintenance
    • Mending costumes
    • Helping the administrative staff – filing, sorting, mail…etc.
    • Assisting with prep work for our camps
    • Assisting with camps – toddlers, preschooler &/or elementary school age camps
    • Special event assistance
    • Cleaning projects
    • and more!

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.

Questions regarding volunteering with the Lincoln Children's Museum may be addressed to Rachel Hermsen, Office Assistant at or 477-4000 x105.