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Become a KID Museum volunteer!

Join a team committed to inspiring creativity, curiosity, and 21st century skills through hands-on learning.

KID Museum is seeking adult volunteers who share our passion to support our programs, operations, and experiences onsite at our museum spaces, behind the scenes in our offices, offsite in the community, and with skill-based expertise.



Assist with our maker-based learning experiences and visitor services operations including weekend Open Explore, field trips, camps, and after-school programs.


Help the behind-the-scenes operations of the KID Museum team.


Support KID Museum’s offsite programs and participation in various events across the DMV area such as community festivals and school STEM nights.


Provide skill-based support to KID Museum behind-the-scenes or as part of our programming.

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Program Information


  • Must be 18 years of age or older; for high school students, please visit our Apprentice page
  • Must successfully complete background check and fingerprinting process.
  • Be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including one booster shot.
  • Willingness to embrace and understand KID Museum’s mission and values to support learner-driven, open-ended, exploration-based experiences.
  • Experience or interest in maker education, science, technology, engineering, math, and/or art as well as common maker tools and equipment (woodshop tools, 3D printers, laser cutter, sewing machine, etc.).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to effectively communicate with a wide variety of audiences.
  • Able to commit to a shift, project, or event based on the requirements of the opportunity.
  • Additional qualifications are dependent on the opportunity area.

Time Commitment

  • Time commitment and schedule depends on each volunteer area. Please view our volunteer opportunities for more information.


    • Invitation to special events, enrichment programs, and training opportunities
    • KID Museum membership.
    • Partial Metro or parking reimbursement.
    • An opportunity to be part of an innovative, exciting, and rapidly growing organization supporting children, families, communities, and educators across the region (view our Annual Report)!

Next Steps

If one or more of these opportunities are of interest, please read through our volunteer opportunities and apply using the link below. We are currently recruiting for specific positions on a rolling basis and will reach out to schedule an interview depending on your position preference and availability. Upon successful completion of an interview and background check, you will be invited to an orientation and training session to begin your volunteer journey!


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