Group Volunteer Request

  • Group Volunteer Description

    Our Group Volunteer program allows organizations to explore the children’s museum environment, interact with children and their grown-ups, and work on team-building skills. Potential roles that group volunteers may participate in are as follows:

    • Exhibit Support (Most Popular): Volunteers will help support museum staff by assisting in facilitating play with children and their grown-ups, helping reset exhibits, and assist in activities. This is perfect for small sized groups (10 volunteers max per shift)
    • Administrative Support: Volunteers will help prep various upcoming art projects and programming (if you are a moonlighting artist, this is perfect for you and your group!), updating spreadsheets, assembling boxes for our grocery store, stuffing envelopes, packing give-away bags for events, and more! This is perfect for small-medium sized groups (7-10 volunteers max per shift)
    • Special Events Support: Volunteers will help support our staff during various special events throughout the year including but not limited to Noon Years, When I Grow Up Day, Health Fair and offsite events. This role includes helping to set up, break down, and helping facilitate activities during the event. There is a lot of fun interface between guests and the volunteers. This role is perfect for any group size.

    Group Volunteer Requirements

    • Group requests need to have a minimum of 5 people, maximum depends on volunteer role (Exhibit – 10 max., Administrative – 10 max., Special Events – varies)

    • Volunteers need to be at least 12+ years old to participate

    • Dress code is dark pants (no holes or rips) that go past knee-length and closed-toed shoes.

    • Volunteer t-shirts will be given. However, if your organization/company has specific volunteer day shirts you are welcomed to wear those.

    Shift and Schedule Information

    Pretend City Children’s Museum require group shifts to be at least 3 hours for exhibit support opportunities and 2 hours for administrative opportunities. Special event shifts will vary depending on the event. Groups are also encouraged to volunteer during special events and holidays. Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator for more information about upcoming special events.

    Preferred Hours:
    Saturdays: 10:00-5:30pm
    Sundays: 10:00-5:30pm
    2nd Friday of every month: 10:00-1:00pm (Way to Play Day)

    Complete Form Below

    Your group reservation is not complete until you receive a confirmation email from the Volunteer Coordinator. Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 949.428.3900 ext. 217 or for additional questions or concerns.


    Please note that Pretend City Volunteer Coordinator or Floor Supervisor will need to be on-site on the day of the visit
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    Please note your group reservation is not complete until you receive a confirmation letter from the Volunteer Coordinator.