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Kristi Reynolds

Volunteer Coordinator


We offer opportunities for individuals to support our staff and help create a wonderful experience for our visiting families.

Your time and talent provide valuable support to children and families in our community!

Here are some current volunteer opportunities:

Interested in volunteering in the Children’s Museum of Southern Oregon?

 There are several different volunteer positions available in the museum


  • Museum Floor Pop-Up Programmer -  Interact with guests and present interactive items like animal furs, musical instruments or building blocks.

  • Museum Floor Program Instructor - Present a program on a regular schedule.  We can provide the program or we can work with you to develop one that is all your own.  This could be dance, science, imagination, storytelling - the sky’s the limit.

  • Makery Space Support - Assist the Makery Educator with all aspects of the Makery including interacting with guests and resetting tables.

  • Museum Detail Cleaner - Get into all the nooks and crannies of exhibits to assure that they are clean and sanitized.  

  • Clay Studio Support - Assist the Educators with all aspects of the Clay Studio including interacting with guests, helping with clay materials and cleaning the space.   


Museum positions require a commitment of at least 1 hour per week for 3 months.  There is a required training session before volunteering in the museum.  This training session takes about 1 hour (some may be able to be completed from home). 


Museum volunteer positions are open to anyone 14 years or older (dependent on the position).  Under 18 requires permission from a guardian.  For volunteers under 16, a guardian must also attend the training session. Community service certificates are available for all volunteer hours.

If you are interested in volunteering in the museum contact Outreach Coordinator Kristi Reynolds at or 541-772-9922.

School projects, internships or practicums


In both the Children’s Museum and The Ivy School - we are able to host students for high school and college practicum hours, internships or projects.  Each project is approved on a case by case basis.  If you have a project proposal or need practicum hours then contact Kristi Reynolds at

For any opportunities, inquiries or questions contact Volunteer Coordinator Kristi Reynolds at or 541-772-9922.

Want to help but can’t volunteer?  Here is a list of needed donations:

Yellow Backpack
  • Flower bouquets 

  • Egg cartons

  • Wildflower seeds, pea seeds

  • Artificial flowers

  • Herb starts, flower starts

  • Tissue boxes

  • Old CDs

  • Cardboard rolls of all sizes including paper towel rolls and toilet paper rolls

  • Children's backpacks - no characters


To arrange for donation drop-offs or pick-ups contact Kristi at or 541-772-9922.






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