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Lend a Hand! Volunteers are an important part of the Children's Museum team

The Children’s Museum of La Crosse welcomes friendly volunteers, age 14 and older, who appreciate the power of play and enjoy interacting with children and families.  There are ongoing and special volunteer opportunities, scheduling options and commitment levels available on weekdays, weekends and some evenings.  The Children's Museum is also a fun place for groups to volunteer together. 

Volunteers make a BIG impact at the Children's Museum of La Crosse! See 2019 stats here.

"I volunteered as a photographer on several occasions at the La Crosse Children's Museum during 2018-19 events. One thing that I noticed regularly was the amount of imagination that took place. I think in today's age of increasing entertainment through digital media such as TV and tablets, it is important to let your imagination run wild without the aid of a screen and the Children's Museum helps kids do just that." - Seth Polfus


To register, contact Jenny Nustad at (608) 784-2652 or email or download our volunteer application form and either print, complete and submit OR fill in the fields, save it on your computer/device with a new file name and attach it in an email to jenny@funmuseum.org.

  • General Cleaning & Exhibit Maintenance: Are you handy? Love to fix and clean things? Use your skills to repair, paint, scrub, polish and keep the museum looking fresh and working well.
  • Birthday Buddies: Help children celebrate their birthdays at the Museum by assisting our staff as an enthusiastic host/hostess.  Lend a hand with games, serve birthday cake and lemonade, greet guests, and clean-up.  Most parties are on weekends and last an hour and a half.
  • Wacky Week/Weekenders: Pick any block of time during open hours (Tuesday-Thursday 10 am to 5 pm and Friday-Sundays 9 am to 5 pm) to assist with face painting, temporary tattoos, crafts or other activities; interact with guests; pick up exhibit areas; etc.
  • Time & Talents: Pick any block of time during open hours (Tuesday-Thursday 10 am to 5 pm and Friday-Sundays 9 am to 5 pm) to share your special talent with our visitors. Do you play an instrument, tell stories, sing, dance, juggle, make balloon animals...?


We're using UGetConnected for our upcoming, date/time-specific volunteer opportunities.
Click here to get connected with the Children's Museum!
UGetConnected does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to register for volunteer opportunities online, please contact Jenny Nustad at 608-784-2652 or email to sign up manually.

"We all had a blast volunteering last week! I'd have to call it a draw to determine who had more fun, us or the kids! Keep us in mind for future events, our group is always looking for volunteer hours! Thank You!"

Volunteer at Children's Museum of La Crosse

Volunteer at Children's Museum of La Crosse

want to help?

Phone or Email: Contact Jenny Nustad at (608) 784-2652 or email
Online: Sign up at UGet Connected.
Print: Print our volunteer application form, complete and return.