Volunteer

VOLUNTEER AT THE CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF THE EAST END

 
To help support the Museum’s mission “to enrich the lives of children and families and strengthen the East End community by promoting learning through play,” CMEE seeks volunteers to serve in a variety of capacities. An essential part of the CMEE team, volunteers help the Museum serve the tens of thousands of children and families who visit and participate in educational programming every year.
 
CMEE has volunteer opportunities to suit almost every schedule and interest. 
 
Here is just a sampling of Volunteer Opportunities at CMEE
 
EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Help develop lesson plans, create outreach programs, prepare curriculum materials and gallery guides, and assist with workshops and special events.Help facilitate learning for students through questions, exploration and hands on play.

 
SPECIAL EVENTS
A significant portion of CMEE’s income is generated through fundraising events. If you like to plan parties, help CMEE plan family parties, cocktail fundraisers, and golf outings. You can assist in creating invitations and programs, requesting donations silent auctions and goodie bags, helping to staff the events on the big day! This is a chance to gain experience in Event Management.

 
PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MARKETING ASSISTANT
Work behind the scenes and help CMEE get its message out to the widest audience!  Work with our Communications Coordinator to help design and create press kits, write articles for CMEE’s newsletter, archive articles and photos, create and update press lists and develop new outreach opportunities. Share your ideas and help design flyers, posters and other promotional materials. Experience in computer graphics a plus. 

 
VISITOR SERVICES
Be the face of CMEE! Provide orientation and guidance to visitors, promote membership benefits, manage and interpret exhibits, and make visitors feel welcome during their stay at the Museum!

 
FAMILY LITERACY
Be part of a unique family literacy program in the United States. Each Tuesday, assist instructors in presenting family literacy programming to dozens of Spanish-speaking families from the East End. Help develop lesson plans and curriculum materials, and assist with evaluating the program. Knowledge of Spanish and background in music a big plus!

 
COMMUNITY RELATIONS
Help CMEE meet the needs of families in the community. Organize and manage meetings with Museum stakeholders to determine how CMEE can get involved in the community. Conduct research and brainstorm strategies for how CMEE can address the issues raised by stakeholders. Represent CMEE at fairs, meetings, and other gatherings in the community.

 
EXHIBITS ASSISTANCE
Interact with visitors, encourage experiential learning, and promote hands-on interactive play on the exhibit floor. Volunteers will learn about the maintenance and repair of interactive exhibits, assist with preventative maintenance, and help with the development of new exhibits.

 
CMEE VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENTS:

  • Enthusiastic and friendly attitude.
  • Flexible and Reliable.
  • Willing to commit to the specific hours required.
  • Consent to a background check (under 18, applicant must have parent/guardian consent).

 

For more information about volunteer opportunities at CMEE,
please call Christine Vilar at 631-537-5280 or e-mail christine (at) cmee.org
.