student volunteers

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MMCM is seeking energetic teens to serve as Junior Docents and Teen Docents. A Junior/Teen Docent Volunteer  plays with children/families/groups to ensure their visits to the museum are fun, safe, and enjoyed by all.  They may assist with face painting, water table activities, birthday parties, and special daytime events (i.e. Lego party).

A Junior/Teen Docent works closely with museum staff, educators, adult volunteers, and other youth participants. They help keep the museum tidy, assist museum staff as needed, and may perform demonstrations, plays, or share other family-friendly talents with the approval of museum management.

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To volunteer as a Junior Docent, a student needs to:

  • be 13-14 years old

  • enjoy young children, and have fun

  • complete a brief application

  • have parent or guardian sign a consent form

  • attend an orientation session at the MMCM with a parent or guardian

  • abide by MMCM policies and procedures

  • be punctual, conscientious, professional, courteous, and respectful

  • report to and be supervised by museum staff

  • commit to 20 volunteer hours a year (2-hour shifts

Junior Docent

To volunteer as a Teen Docent, a student needs to:

  • be 15-17 years old

  • enjoy young children, and have fun

  • complete a brief application

  • have parent or guardian sign a consent form

  • pass a criminal background check

  • attend an orientation session at the MMCM

  • abide by MMCM policies and procedures

  • be punctual, conscientious, professional, courteous, and respectful

  • commit to 20 volunteer hours a year

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Benefits of being a Junior/Teen Docent:

  • serve your community while having fun

  • learn workplace responsibility

  • master time management skills

  • learn skills needed for college and future employment

  • Invitation to recognition events,

  • Letters of recommendation, and documentation for community service hours

To become a volunteer, simply print and complete the Junior Docent Application Form and Background Check Form and return them via email to volunteer@michildrensmuseum.com,  fax at (989) 399-0431, or mail to  P.O. Box 2283, Saginaw, Michigan, 48605.


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