Children's Museum of South Dakota


Make a Difference!

Volunteers are essential to our museum team.

The Children’s Museum of South Dakota relies on volunteer support to create a welcoming, exciting and engaging environment where children and adults learn through play. Our volunteers help us inspire children to learn and grow by providing high-quality learning experiences that last a lifetime.

There are so many ways our volunteers can share their talents and be involved including:

  • Hands-on activities during educational programming and special events
  • "Behind the Scenes" in our exhibit spaces
  • Assisting our guests in Café Coteau
  • Landscaping outdoors in our wide open prairie spaces
  • Enjoying our guests on our museum floor

If you are over the age of 14 and love to learn, play, imagine, and have fun, then we are looking for you!

Volunteer Benefits

  • Meet new people
  • Explore career opportunities
  • Develop new skills
  • Give back through community service
  • View new exhibits before they open to the public
  • Experience unique exhibitions and special events
  • Shop with a 10% discount in our museum gift shop during your volunteer shift

How to Become a Volunteer

  1. Download and complete the Volunteer Application Form
  2. Send the completed form to the Director of Guest Services
  3. If accepted, successfully complete a background check and attend volunteer orientation
  4. Begin volunteering!

Questions? Contact us at 605-692-6700 ext.238 or email