There are so many family programs that take place at the Museum that depend on the help from our amazing volunteers. Many people do not realize how much we rely on volunteers to help keep things running smoothly. From welcoming visitors to the Center for Creative Connections, to making sure that visitors have all of the supplies that they need in the Studio, volunteers are an integral part to our programming and to helping families have a great time in the Museum.
We have a large group of volunteers from the Junior League of Dallas who spend many hours in the Museum helping to facilitate experiences for families. If you have ever attended Studio Creations on the weekend, chances are, you have encountered a Junior League volunteer. These wonderful ladies do everything from art supply preparation to playing hostess when the studio is so full that a line forms at the door. We are lucky to have them and couldn’t have weekend programming without them!
Four times per year, the Museum welcomes children with autism and their families to the Museum before the Museum opens to the public. We are so fortunate to have a devoted group of special education teachers, autism specialists, and students who agree to wake up early on a Saturday (they are here at 8:00 a.m.!) to come to the Museum to help make families feel welcome. This group of volunteers may help run an obstacle course in the Tech Lab, pass out shakers during a musical performance, help kids to blow bubbles in the Courtyard, or invite families to explore sensory tubs full of fun materials.
We have a fantastic group of volunteers who help out on Late Nights at the DMA. Every third Friday of the month, these enthusiastic volunteers show up for fun at the Museum! Late Night volunteers might be in the galleries stamping scavenger hunts as families scurry from one work of art to another, or they could be in Arturo’s Nest exploring new materials for kids under the age of four. Last month, many of the Late Night volunteers stayed later than they had intended to help with clean up at the Space Bar –so dedicated!
We have volunteers from the HIPPY parent group, student groups, and many for all of our community outreach. These tireless volunteers help to make our programs a success. We are so lucky to have them!
Posted by: Amanda