The museum was founded by volunteers and operated for seven years before they hired their first paid employee. Today we have about one hundred active volunteers who greet visitors, feed animals, build exhibits, serve on committees, and sustain the museum in many other ways.
Volunteering at the museum is a great way to meet new friends and build skills all while making a difference in the lives of children. Whatever your skills or interest, there is always a place for you at the Lutz Children’s Museum!
Teen volunteers are very important to the Lutz Children’s Museum. You may need community service hours for a class, experience for college applications, or just want to contribute to your community.
You always have a choice of projects, but many teens like to be involved with our live animal program or after-school classes.
Museum Curators make great mentors. They are always willing to spend a little extra time teaching you a new skill and often write recommendations for exceptional volunteers. This on-the-job experience will make you stand out from the crowd and more appealing to a prospective employer or college admissions officer. We often have a former volunteer visit after graduating. They always say their experience at the Lutz Children’s Museum was a big part of their success!
Any questions about volunteering or internships may be directed to:
Kate Morrissey – Volunteer Coordinator
Lutz Children’s Museum
247 South Main Street
Manchester, CT 06040