The Santa Fe Children’s Museum is always looking for new volunteers to play with visitors, help out in the garden, or work in the gift shop or file in the office. 

My internship at the Children’s Museum is truly an experience that I will never forget. The staff was so enthusiastic about what they were doing and the children were so excited to be there. The positivity exuding from the museum is infectious and I got bit with the bug. I really feel like I was part of something greater because there was a clear objective of every task a staff member had me complete. You’re not picking weeds here, you’re building a garden and the children can see this and respond in a way that feels magical. There is a volunteering opportunity for everyone here and I hope all of you choose to work at a place that has so greatly influenced how I think and feel about the world around me.

Missing the Museum,
Izzy Thomas (May 2018)


Visitor Services and Engagement

Help out on the exhibit floor and facilitate playful experiences for visitors of all ages.

Educational Programs Assistant

Assist with facilitation during school and community group visits and/or outreach events.

Special Activities Facilitator

Have a special skill to share?  Help facilitate activities related to a specific area of interest.  Teach yoga to toddlers or develop hands-on science/art activities or more!  Learn about activity development and our educational philosophy. 

Earthworks Garden Assistant

Help us beautify our 1.5-acre Earthworks Garden!  This is a great opportunity to learn all there is to know about gardening.  Participate in gardening activities or help facilitate gardening programs for children.

Gift Shop

Volunteer to work in our gift shop! We would love your help in our gift shop if you are 16 years old/older, have experience with cash register sales, customer service, and stocking.

Camp Interns

Qualified interns get paid to assist during our  seasonal camps. All interns are interviewed and hired and attend mandatory training days.  Interns that chose to volunteer their time are accepted.

General Volunteering

Volunteers Must:

  • Must be 15 years or older (14-19 for Summer Camp interns)
    • We sometimes accept volunteer applications for youth ages 12-14 with management approval.
    Pass a background check if over the age of 18
  • Participate in a volunteer orientation

What Next?

We currently are not actively recruiting volunteers, due to the pandemic. You may, however, show your interest in joining our team as a volunteer in the future:

Volunteer Application Form