Works, The

Agency Description:

The Works Museum is all about hands-on engineering and design for kids. Our unique programs and interactive experience gallery engage kids in STEM.

We’re located in Bloomington, Minnesota. Our mission is to inspire the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem solvers. We serve 79,000 kids, families, and educators each year though museum visits, workshops, camps, classes, events, and birthday parties.

Job Description:

Are you outgoing? Do you enjoy STEM subjects like engineering, physics, chemistry, and math? Do you like kids? Volunteers are needed to assist kids ages 5-13 and their families in three areas:

  1. Assisting with classes in The Workshop, which may include activities using Arduinos, soldering, woodworking, sewing, and more.
  2. Facilitating hands-on activities with visitors, such as building mini-catapults or exploring with kaleidoscopes.
  3. Helping with special events including our Maker Meet-Up (1/27/18), Tech Fest (2/24/18), Robot Day (4/14/18), and Game Dev Day (4/28/18).

We’ll provide all training. No prior knowledge of activities, teaching, or engineering/science experience is required. Just bring your interest in helping kids get excited about STEM, and we’ll take care of the rest!

Weekday and weekend shifts of 2 to 4 hours are available. We ask volunteers to commit to complete a minimum of 10 hours over a 4-month period (about one volunteer shift per month).

How To Apply:

If you’re interested in volunteering with The Works Museum, please complete our online application and indicate that you are a Normandale student. We’ll contact you to schedule a brief screening conversation to learn more about you and answer any questions you may have. Please note that we are required by law to run a background check on all volunteers who may work with children.

Contact Sam at if you have additional questions. Thank you for your interest!