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Become a Volunteer

Share in the excitement of welcoming and educating visitors to the Kenosha Public Museums. Volunteering at the Museums is an opportunity to learn, share and experience the art, history and culture of the Museums. Much of our strength lies in the dedication of Kenosha Public Museums volunteers.

Here are a few of our volunteer activities:

o   Welcome and orient individuals and groups visiting the Museum.
o   Answer questions about Museum exhibits, events, and facility amenities.
o   Check wristbands of visitors entering The Fiery Trial exhibit. (Greeters are asked to help during a 2-3 hour shift two times per month.)

Other opportunities may be available, depending on your interests.  Information for Civil War reenactors can be found here.


Greeters: Greeters explain Museums’ exhibits, programs and services. Greeters also orient groups that visit.


School Programs: Lead programs for school groups that visit the Museums. Programs are tied-in with school curricula and standards.


Public Programs: Assist with weekend events, exhibit openings, and other programs offered by the Museums. Guide children through craft and game activities or provide hospitality services at events.


Resource Center: Answer visitors’ questions about the Civil War Museum’s Resource Center. Direct patrons to various reference materials.


Dino Digs: Help kids become junior paleontologists as they search for fossils. Dino Digs occur at the Dinosaur Discovery Museum from 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays when volunteers are available.


Field Station: Welcome visitors to the hands-on discovery room and assist with a variety of activities such as exploring art, anthropology, meteorology, ornithology, and more.


Museum à la Cart: Share Museum specimens and artifacts with visitors and give them a better understanding of Museum exhibits.


Trading Post: Talk to visitors about goods traded in the 1700s and 1800s and dress in period clothing.


Mascot: Dress as a mammoth, an eagle, or a T-rex at special events.


Public Relations: Assemble press kits, assist with special events, assemble mass mailings.


Volunteer Application Procedure

For more information or an application, contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 262-653-4139 or [email protected]. You may also print, complete, and mail an application form.

We ask for a commitment of a minimum of one year. We will contact you upon receiving your application. Please allow a couple of weeks for processing.