Get Involved at Gilbert House Children’s Museum!

Whether you love digging into gooey Oobleck, providing hands-on support during special events, mending well-loved costumes, or spending time with our summer campers, 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 camps and classes, 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!


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.
Summer Camp Counselors are individuals (ages 14+) who are passionate about children, education and fun, and would like experience in a classroom and dynamic camp setting. Camp Counselors volunteer 20-40 hours per week for 1 to 7 weeks throughout the summer, while working alongside Summer Camp Educators and supporting the education and experience of the elementary-aged Summer Campers. This position is active July through August. Click HERE for more information and to download the application.

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

Phone: 503-371-3631