Hands-on House Children’s Museum of Lancaster is seeking volunteers who can help guide hands-on learning for children ages 8 and under. The ideal candidate enjoys working with children, understands how they learn, and is dedicated to creating a nurturing, play-based learning environment. Play Lab Volunteers will be responsible for facilitating child-directed learning, resetting materials, and greeting kids and families.


  • Must have clear, up-to-date clearances if 18 years old or older (Child Abuse History, State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Background Check with Fingerprinting)
  • Must be able to commit to volunteering at least 4 hours a month 
  • Must be at least 16 years old


  • Facilitate child-directed learning in our educational classroom, the Play Lab
  • Organize, maintain, and clean materials and classroom space
  • Reset materials as children play with them
  • Maintain a safe environment for all guests at Hands-on House
  • Inform guests of classes, programs, and upcoming events

Physical Demands:

  • Will be required to walk, reach with hands and arms, push items overhead, occasionally stoop, kneel, or crouch
  • Occasional lifting of up to 20 lbs.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time


  • 2-4 hour shifts, depending on availability and need
  • Flexible hours; volunteers must commit to at least 4 hours a month


To volunteer with us, fill out an application at this link.


Hands-on House Children’s Museum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating fun learning opportunities for children aged 8 and under. At Hands-on House, adults and children play and learn together. Our exhibits, classes, and programs are short on lectures, and long on interactive, participatory activities.

Hands-on House Children’s Museum of Lancaster does not and shall not discriminate based on race, color, religion (creed), gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or income in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to hiring and firing staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provisions of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, and vendors.

Hands-on House Children’s Museum of Lancaster is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job application on the bases of race, color, national origin, gender, religion, creed, age, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


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