Join Our Discovery Crew & Play While You Volunteer!
Gull Wings Children’s Museum offers many volunteer opportunities for teens, adults and groups. As a part of our Crew, you will interact with visitors, assist staff with our hands-on exhibits or help our hard-working administrative staff. Volunteers make the museum come alive to our visitors!
These Discovery Crew positions are open to volunteers age 16 and older:
Animal Handlers: Animal Handlers are trained to handle the Museum’s animal collection and engage visitors in the Touch Tank experience. Minimum commitment is 1 hour per month after training. Animal care experience is a plus.
Artists: Artists lead arts and crafts activities in the Museum. Minimum commitment is 1 activity per month after training. Previous experience with arts and crafts is a must.
Discovery Guides: Using thematic kits, Discovery Guides provide hands-on interpretation at different exhibits to engage visitors. Guides also go out with Museum on the Go to communities around Ventura County. Minimum commitment is 1 hour per month after training. Public speaking and/or teaching skills are a plus.
Puppeteers: Puppeteers use their script writing and acting skills to bring the puppet theater alive, engaging visitors in the art of puppetry. Minimum commitment is 1 hour per month. Puppetry skills are a must.
Special Event Hosts: During special events, Special Event Hosts welcome guests, give tours of the Museum, and help with event activities. Minimum commitment is 1 event per year after training. Event coordination, customer service, customer service, or public relations experience is a must.
Storytellers: Using books and other visual aides, Storytellers engage visitors in reading and storytelling activities. Reading skills are a must.
Internships/Service Learning: We partner with local schools to provide internship and service learning opportunities to students. We invite you to talk with us about your upcoming school service needs.
Would your group like to get involved? We have a list of group projects and would love to talk with your group of employees, club, or service organization!