Play. Inspire. Volunteer.

At the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota,

you can make a difference.

Volunteers are an important part of our team at the Children’s Museum of Southern Minnesota. We welcome individuals and groups, age 16 and older, who appreciate the power of play!  When you volunteer at the Children’s Museum, you take an active role in bringing about meaningful, enduring change in your own community. As a volunteer you will be working with other caring, committed people who want to make an impact.

Volunteering opportunities are limited. For more information about volunteering contact us at info@cmsouthernmn.org or at 507.386.0279

Teen Volunteer Playworker Program

Students in grades 7 through 12 looking to be active in their community, learn important job skills, and have an interest in early childhood education, STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math), agriculture, and Dakota history are invited to apply for our Teen Volunteer Playworker Program. This role is a perfect fit for an outgoing and energetic volunteer who enjoys meeting new people and trying new things.

PLEASE NOTE: The 2022 program has been put on hold.

0 Volunteer Hours in 2023!

Top 5 Reasons to Volunteer @ CMSM


Volunteers help support children and families through the power of play.

There is no better way to connect with children and families than by volunteering at the Children's Museum of Southern Minnesota!


You Get to work with some super cool people

All of CMSM's volunteers and employees share the same passion for play. We love what we do — and you will too!



From sewing to playing to gardening to assisting with events, there is no shortage of ways to volunteer at CMSM!


You get to contribute to the positive energy and be a part of a place of imagination.

CMSM is a joyful place. Not only will you have the opportunity to be a part of that, but you'll get to contribute to it as well.


You have the opportunity to make the experience your own...

...and grow in your personal development along the way.