Volunteer at Explorium

To volunteer your time is an honor that we don’t take lightly. Below we have listed monthly and weekly volunteer needs.
Please fill out our volunteer interest form using the button below. If you have any questions, contact volunteer@exploriumdenton.org.

Volunteer Needs: Upcoming Events

  • November 15th
    Girl Scouts – Private Event
    6:30-9:30PM
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General closing duties

  • November 29th
    Black Friday
    9:00AM-5:30PM
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General closing duties

  • November 30th
    Coffee Crawl
    12-15 Volunteers
    2-3 at 6 total coffee stops in town
    Job: interact with the guest and punch their passports
    Volunteers need to already be familiar with Explorium – this is a donor cultivation event!
    Request to be sent through ‘sign up genius’ for all the available slots
    Short video ‘training’ will be emailed so everyone knows what to do.

  • December 1st
    Craft Fair
    12:30-5:30PM
    3-5 Volunteers
    Set up and break down of Event
    General opening and closing duties

  • December 10th
    Field Trip
    12:00-3:00PM
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General closing duties

  • December 22nd and 29th
    Open to Public
    1:00-5:30PM
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General opening and closing duties

  • January 2nd-3rd
    DISD Winter Break
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General opening and closing duties

  • January 5th
    Open to Public
    1:00-5:30PM
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General opening and closing duties

  • March 11th-13th
    DISD Spring Break
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General opening and closing duties

  • March 28th
    6th Annual Touch-A-Truck
    More info coming soon

  • April 21st
    Field Trip
    9:00AM-12:00PM
    3-5 Volunteers
    Playwork with kids
    General opening and closing duties

Volunteer Needs: Weekly Basis

  • Tuesdays
    9:30AM-2:30PM
    Max. 3 Volunteers
    Field Trip set up
    General maintenance and cleaning
    MakerSpace curriculum prepping
    Other tasks as assigned
    *Possible volunteer day event – max 12 volunteers

  • Wednesdays
    9:30AM-5:30PM
    Max. 3 Volunteers
    General maintenance and cleaning
    Playing, interacting, and engaging with visitors
    Helping with obstructions to play
    Other tasks as assigned

  • Thursdays
    9:30AM-5:30PM
    Max. 3 Volunteers
    General maintenance and cleaning
    Playing, interacting, and engaging with visitors
    Helping with obstructions to play
    Other tasks as assigned
    Story Time helper

  • Fridays
    9:30AM-5:30PM
    Max. 3 Volunteers
    General maintenance and cleaning
    Playing, interacting, and engaging with visitors
    Helping with obstructions to play
    Other tasks as assigned
    Preparing for birthday party activities

  • Saturdays
    9:30AM-5:30PM
    Max. 5 Volunteers
    General maintenance and cleaning
    Playing, interacting, and engaging with visitors
    Helping with obstructions to play
    Other tasks as assigned
    Preparing for birthday party activities
    Crowd control

  • Sundays
    1:30PM-5:30PM
    Max. 3 Volunteers
    General maintenance and cleaning
    Playing, interacting, and engaging with visitors
    Helping with obstructions to play
    Other tasks as assigned

General Maintenance and Cleaning Tasks

Unlock front door/Turn on lights
Turn Thermostat up/down to 68.
Clean and restock bathrooms and nursing room as needed
Handvac front door/rug area
Handvac entrance to exhibit area
Vacuum (front, back or middle of exhibit floor each day)
Fill coffee reservoir and replenish additives
Replenish snack bar (so it looks full)
Turn on exhibits (wind lab, light lab, etc.)
Check that book nook areas and Legos are neat
Set out paper airplane & windlab supplies
Set out/replenish weekly maker activity
Straighten blue blocks and Rigamajig
Wipe microscopes and table toys
Wipe art easels, chalk boards and all indoor and exterior windows

PLAYWORK

**Mop on Tuesdays and Saturdays

Wipe coffee bar, front counter and round tables w/ vinegar
Sweep under front desk and lobby tables/Mop as needed
Straighten book nook areas, magnet wall and Legos as needed
Replenish paper airplane and windlab supplies as needed
Check bathrooms and empty trash/clean as needed
Replenish coffee and empty trash can as needed
Straighten Blue blocks as needed (continuous)
Wipe art easels and chalk boards (continuous)
Spray and wipe water fountains w/ vinegar spray.
Saturday- 1:15 clean party room

PLAYWORK

*complete morning shift duties left undone

Clean and straighten front desk
Clean snack and coffee bar
Spot sweep/mop lobby, make and think area, hallways, classroom and bathrooms as needed
Turn off exhibits and straighten supplies
“Use vinegar solution to spray and wipe down changing pads, playmats, toys,
fireman pole and slide mats”
Straighten and sanitize baby and toddler areas
Clean toilets and sinks (spray, wipe and flush) and nursing room
Empty and clean the interior and exterior of all trash cans and diaper genies.
Empty all water from water table
Take trash out to dumpster.
Consolidate all recyclables

PLAYWORK