Treehouse Museum loves enthusiastic volunteers who can assist with programs and special events, and can work as exhibit hosts. Treehouse can provide real-world, confidence-building experiences, and opportunities to acquire valuable job skills.

At Treehouse, we have several categories of volunteers.


Treehouse S.P.Y.s

 We’re looking for enthusiastic young people,  between the ages of 11 and 15, who love reading, learning lots of new things, and making new friends. SPYs are Special Participating Youth who will be giving 100+ hours of service learning over a year. All SPYs must attend all trainings/workshops scheduled this summer, which are FREE for SPYs, including puppetry and storytelling with guest artist Randel McGee (June 19 through 23 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 noon and a performance on June 23 in the afternoon,) movie making with guest artist James Kennedy (July 17 through 21 from 9 a.m. to Noon,) a crash course for young authors with guest author Kier Graff (July 31 through August 4 from 9:30 a.m. to Noon).


In addition to these amazing workshops, SPYs will be asked to help with 3 summer free days at the Museum, working either a morning or afternoon schedule on Saturday, June 10, Saturday, July 8, and Saturday, August 5.  They'll also become pirates for the annual Pirate Party on Saturday August 26. Again, SPYs will be assigned either a morning or an afternoon shift. They will also have the opportunity to volunteer for the Final Friday Family Frolics or other evening events during the school year or to help with STEAM Saturdays. SPYs can even opt to help with the Enchanted Woods, the Snow Ball, or other special parties as costumed characters.


To apply to be a SPY simply download the application right here:

Download The Spy Program Info Flyer


Download The Spy Application


Deadline to Apply:
Saturday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m.

Interviews will be scheduled with applicants the week of April 24 to May 1. Those recruited as Treehouse SPYs will be notified the week of May 8.


The S.P.Y .program is supported by:



Friend Volunteers

Adult volunteers who can commit to a regular schedule of volunteering can really make a difference to Treehouse’s school and public programs. Scheduled training sessions are required. Tasks include exhibit supply preparation and special projects for the first 20 hours of service and then helping with tours and theater programs.


Download Our Volunteer Application



TreeTeen Volunteers have the opportunity to meet new people, learn job skills, and make a difference at the Museum as they serve families and schools. TreeTeens and are trained to help with ParticiPlays® in the Simmons Storybook Theater, assist with activities in the Art Garden, present Exhibit Spotlights, lead games and activities in the exhibit galleries, and prepare materials for exhibits or use in the Art Garden. Youth ages 11 and up can serve as TreeTeens and Event Volunteers at special Treehouse celebrations, including the Enchanted Woods in October. Those wishing to participate as characters and Event Volunteers must audition and commit to rehearsals and a certain number of hours.


In general TreeTeens Volunteers must be age 11-19, must commit to serve four hours per month, and must attend scheduled training sessions. Applications are accepted at any time. All TreeTeens must complete a volunteer application (click the button above for the application form) and have an interview with our Volunteer Mentor before being accepted.

The TreeTeens program is supported by:


Please contact our Volunteer Mentor, Gina, for more information about being a volunteer at Treehouse in the future. You can call her at 801-394-9663 ext. 106, or send her an email at

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