Are you enthusiastic for community Involvement? Passionate about working with children and their families in a non-traditional environment? Enjoy engaging and hands-on experiences?

Volunteer with Greensboro Children’s Museum to help children of all ages learn, grow and play! As a volunteer, you play an important role in the daily activities, programs and behind the scenes work at GCM. Your involvement with the Greensboro Children’s Museum can be a rewarding, helpful and fun experience working with staff, other volunteers and museum guests.


  • Must complete an online application
  • Must be at least 15 years of age to join us in the Museum and at least 18 years of age to join us in the garden
  • Must attend a mandatory volunteer orientation prior to starting volunteer shifts
  • Must fill out a background check if you are 18 years of age or older

volunteer opportunities:

  • Garden Volunteer: Have you heard the old adage ‘many hands make light work’? This couldn’t be more true than in The Edible Schoolyard exhibit. The Edible Schoolyard is a half-acre organically grown garden that serves as an outdoor playscape for our visitors and a working food garden for our afterschool classes, and provides an abundance of seasonal produce for The Cooking School. Growing food sustainably (without the use of pesticides, herbicides, and other chemical inputs) creates lots of opportunities for volunteer hours. Must be 18 years of age or older. All skill levels are welcome!


  • Floor Volunteer: MBCM’s floor volunteers make the Museum environment an unforgettable place for our visitors by playing in the exhibits, while also being an incredibly important resource for our staff members. Floor volunteers will have the opportunity to engage with our visitors in our exciting, interactive exhibits through hands-on, imaginative play. The Museum has a very different pace depending on the time of year, the time of day, and the temperature outside. You will also be asked to assist our Education and Operations staff with any cleaning or special program assistance that may take place during your shift both on the floor and behind the scenes. The MBCM is in need of flexible floor volunteers who are open to the constantly changing pace of the Museum environment and love to play! Must complete an application and volunteer training to begin.


  • front desk volunteer: The front desk is one of the most important aspects of the MBCM. This is where our customers check in, get their questions answered, and it is the first impression visitors have of the Museum. The MBCM needs a front desk volunteer who has customer service experience or interest, enjoys answering the phone, and who would feel comfortable assisting the front desk staff member with check-in procedures, helping customers, and greeting guests as they walk in the door. The GCM seeks front desk volunteers with consistent and reliable weekly schedules. Must complete an application and volunteer training to begin.

Volunteer Trainings:

We currently do not have any volunteer trainings scheduled. Please check back.

All volunteer trainings will be held at the Miriam P. Brenner Children’s Museum and last approximately 90 minutes.

ready to sign up?

Complete an online volunteer application and Kristin Ginther, volunteer coordinator, will follow-up with you within 14 days.

looking to schedule a group of volunteers?

Tell us about your group and your interest.  We have limited group volunteer options. As opportunities arise, our volunteer coordinator will coordinate with you.