Get involved at Gilbert House Children’s Museum!

Whether you love digging into gooey Oobleck, building fantastic forts, mending well-loved costumes, or spending time in the garden, volunteering is a great way to get involved at Gilbert House Children’s Museum, and to support our mission of inspiring children to learn through creative play.

Volunteer positions at Gilbert House Children’s Museum offer valuable hands-on experience through assisting in workshops and camps, facilitating weekly activities, and maintaining the facility and grounds.

Benefits of Volunteering at Gilbert House Children’s Museum include:

  • An opportunity to gain new skills.
  • Meaningful involvement in the Salem community.
  • Museum membership with 10% discount in the Gift Shop after volunteering 100 hours within a 12-month period.

Become a volunteer today!

Click here to download the Youth Volunteer Application.

Click here to download the Adult Volunteer Application.

Currently Recruiting:

Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities; if you have a special skill or interest not listed, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator to discuss special ways you can get involved.

Encourage families to interact with exhibits in new and creative ways, getting the most out of their visit to Gilbert House Children’s Museum! This volunteer is an expert on how to have fun and create learning opportunities at the museum, and is not afraid to jump in and play right along with visitors. This is a direct service position that requires a 30 hour (3-month) commitment.
Camp Assistants are individuals (ages 14+) who are passionate about children, education and fun, and would like experience in a classroom and camp setting. Camp Assistants volunteer 20 hours/week for 1 to 7 weeks. This position is active July-August, but volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis. Click HERE to download the application for Summer Camp Assistant for adults. Click HERE to download the youth application.
Camp Counselors are individuals (ages 16+) who already have some experience in a classroom or camp setting, and work alongside Camp Educators to provide a safe, fun and dynamic camp experience for campers. Camp counselors volunteer 35 hours/week for 1 to 7 weeks. This position is active July-August, but volunteers are accepted on a rolling basis. Click HERE to download the application for Summer Camp Counselor for adults. Click HERE to download the youth application.

For more information, please contact:
Ryan Kinnett, Community Relations/Volunteer Coordinator
Gilbert House Children’s Museum
116 Marion St. NE
Salem, Oregon 97301-3437

Phone: 503-371-3631
Email: outreach@acgilbert.org