WESTFIELD – The Amelia Park Children’s Museum is reopening at the end of October and is seeking volunteers.
“As the museum prepares to reopen on Halloween, community members are coming together to make the reopening an exciting experience for the children and caregivers who have been asking ‘When can I come back?’ But it’s not only about the reopening; we will continue to serve as a community resource for years to come and are hopeful that members of the community will join us,” said Museum Executive Director Ray Radigan.
Volunteers working with children and caregivers will spend their time playing, said Radigan. “They will assist with hands-on art projects and science experiments, facilitate learning experiences throughout the museum, and help maintain a safe environment for visitors.”
Volunteers must be at least 16-years-old.
“We’re looking for volunteers age 16 to 116 — sorry 117-year-olds,” joked Radigan.
Volunteers will perform various tasks, from working directly with children and caregivers to assisting with work behind the scenes.
“Volunteers working behind the scenes can help with everything from event planning to animal care to exhibit repairs and upgrades. Everyone has a unique skill set and APCM is happy to explore the possibilities, whether your skills are in education, IT, advertising, or anything else,” Radigan said.
Volunteers will work with children during museum hours,Thursday-Sunday from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Behind the scenes work can be done on an as-needed basis. All volunteers will undergo background checks and be fully trained on museum policies and needs.
Radigan said anyone interested in volunteering should contact the museum 413-572-4014 or [email protected].