Our volunteer program fosters the excitement of enriching the lives of children through learning and creativity. Join us today in sharing this enthusiasm with children.

Teen Volunteers

For Ages 13-18

Our Museum Apprentice Program for Teens (MAP program) is designed just for them! The MAPs attend special training sessions to learn about the Museum's operations and exhibits.

MAPs are trained to work in all of our exciting exhibits, and they also provide support for our Birthday Parties, camps, seasonal workshops, and various special events throughout the year. The MAP program requires a commitment of 8 hours per month year-round. Teens develop customer service skills, learn responsibility, and gain self-confidence. They also have a lot of fun! To apply, teens need to fill out an application online.

MAP applications are currently closed for the summer. Applications will reopen sometime in the Fall. For more information, contact Mark at the information provided below.

For MOre Information COntact:

Mark Watlington
(423) 648-6046

adult Volunteers


Group volunteers are tasked with a variety of opportunities to support the Museum. From facilitating walk-up activities to preparing materials and assisting with events, we are happy to partner with groups like corporations, youth groups, school groups, and more!

If you are interested in a group volunteer opportunity, please contact Mark Watlington, Volunteer Manager, at mwatlington@cdmfun.org or (423) 648-6046.


Whether you are interested in volunteering for one special event or becoming a recurring member of the volunteer team at CDM, there are plenty of opportunities! Click the button below to view current volunteer opportunities and apply.


Don't see an opportunity that fits what you are interested in? Contact Mark Watlington, Volunteer Manager, at mwatlington@cdmfun.org or (423) 648-6046 to discuss other volunteer possibilities!