The Chicago Children's Museum Tinkering Lab is looking for volunteers

For our readers in the Chicago area, we'd like to pass along this call for volunteers at the Chicago Children's Museum Tinkering Lab. If you're interested in volunteering, please get in touch with Sarah at the museum:


Thank you for your interest in the Tinkering Lab exhibit at Chicago Children's Museum!

We are currently looking for individuals who would like to get involved with Tinkering Lab through volunteering. This is a great way to lend a hand and begin your collaboration with the museum and the exhibit.

As a Tinkering Lab volunteer you will work side by side in the exhibit with museum staff to encourage visitors to tinker, design, build and test and also to assist visitors using a variety of tools. It is our hope that volunteers will also share their knowledge and passion with our visitors. You will be assigned to work at the Tool Bar, helping visitors use a variety of tools and you will also help lead drop-in programs, such as taking apart old toys, exploring circuitry/electronics or large-scale communal building projects.

If you would like to become a Tinkering Lab Volunteer, please review the attached description of responsibilities and requirements and complete the volunteer application form. Once completed, please email the form back to me to begin the process of becoming a volunteer. The process of becoming a volunteer includes attending a mandatory training of the exhibit. The museum holds trainings every 3 months and 2014 training dates have been scheduled for:

·         January 7 from 5:30pm-7:00pm
·         March 11 from 5:30pm-7:00pm
·         May 13 from 5:30pm-7:00pm
·         August 19 from 5:30pm-7:00pm 
Once you have turned in an application, you can choose which 2014 training date you would like to attend. Please also feel free to share this information with anyone who may be interested in volunteering with us.

The Chicago Children's Museum is looking forward to working with you!

Kind Regards,
Sarah Gritsonis
Manager of Volunteer & Intern Resources


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