Volunteer

What do volunteers do at the Kansas Children's Discovery Center?

Kansas Children’s Discovery Center offers high quality interactive experiences and inspires a lifelong love of learning for every child. Volunteers aid our mission by creating these memorable experiences for every family who walks through our doors. Volunteers engage children in fun educational activities, provide customer service at our front desk, pitch in at special events, maintain our outdoor space, help facilitate field trips, celebrate birthdays, and keep exhibit areas ready for play.

What is the process to become a volunteer?

  • Complete the Adult Volunteer Application (18 and up) or Teen Volunteer Form (14-17) online to get started!
  • Receive an initial email from the volunteer coordinator
  • Attend an on-site orientation
  • Successfully pass a background check (18 and older)
  • Contact Volunteer Coordinator via email: vlysaght@kansasdiscovery.org with any questions

What are volunteer requirements?

All volunteers must be at least 14 years old, successfully complete a background check (18 and older), and attend an on-site orientation before their first volunteer shift.  Most volunteer positions ask for a time commitment of two shifts per month.  KCDC is looking for customer-oriented, positive and energetic volunteers who love interacting with children. We ask for a volunteer commitment of at least three months.

What is included in the volunteer orientation?

After you complete an application, the volunteer coordinator will call you to schedule your orientation. The hour-long on-site orientation will provide an overview of our mission, volunteer expectations, and a special VIP tour of our facility!

Can groups volunteer?

Yes! The Kansas Children's Discovery Center welcomes businesses, civic groups, or other organizations to volunteer on a one-time or seasonal basis. Outdoor and indoor projects are available. Please contact vlysaght@kansasdiscovery.org to learn how to get your group involved with KCDC.

What are the benefits of volunteering?

In addition to the serious fun, each volunteer who completes 50 hours of volunteer service will receive two free passes to the Kansas Children's Discovery Center.  All KCDC jobs are posted internally to the volunteer corps before going public.  KCDC volunteers receive a monthly e-newsletter, attend recognition events, and have the chance to meet other great volunteers.

Questions?

Please contact Veronica Lysaght at vlysaght@kansasdiscovery.org or call at 785.783.8300.