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 & Engagement

Help facilitate playful experiences outside in our acre-plus space and garden for visitors of all ages.

Virtual Opportunities

Assist our Planetarium Coordinator with virtual visits to schools and our education team with presentations. Added plus if you have an astronomy, science or STEM background.

Educational Programs Assistant

Assist our programs team by preparing, facilitating, and/or cleaning up hands-on activities done in the museum with one of our museum educators. Assist with our outreach programs by helping to assemble Grab & Go Kits either at the museum, or you can pick up supplies to put together in the comfort of your own home! Grab & Go Kits are distributed to rural and tribal communities all over New Mexico, used as classroom supplemental curriculum, and used in the museum during our Covid Safe camps. 

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. 

Marketing and Public Relations

Love social media? Have skills in media relations or marketing? We are looking for skilled volunteers to help with a variety of projects. 

Garden Assistant

Green thumb? Help us beautify our acre plus Community Garden!  This is a great opportunity to learn all there is to know about gardening or teach others about landscaping, sustainable gardening, cooking, and naturalized play.  Participate in gardening activities or help facilitate gardening programs for children. 

General Volunteering

Assist our staff with various projects. 

Camp Mentors

Qualified mentors earn gift cards to assist during our seasonal camps. All mentors are interviewed and if accepted, mandatory training days must be completed before camps start.  Mentors that chose to volunteer their time are accepted. 


General Volunteering

Volunteers Must:

  • Must be 15 years or older (14-20 for Summer Camp interns)

  • We sometimes accept volunteer applications for youth ages 12-14 with management approval.

  • Customer service skills

  • Personal computer (preferred)

  • Pass a background check if over the age of 18

  • Participate in a volunteer orientation


What Next?

Show your interest in joining our team as a volunteer by reaching out to us at children@santafechildrensmuseum.org